Who We Are
The American Academy of Audiology serves as the collective voice of audiology. We are committed to advancing the science, practice, and accessibility of hearing and balance health care for our patients.
Representing the interests of audiologists and future audiologists nationwide, the Academy is dedicated to fulfilling its mission: providing quality hearing-care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders.
The American Academy of Audiology is the world's largest professional organization of, by and for audiologists.
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Reflecting on our mission, the Academy delivers value in three strategic areas: ensuring the ability to practice, ensuring the future of the profession, and ensuring the future of the Academy. Our current priorities focus on seven key objectives that will help us drive the profession and Academy forward.
Academy membership is about being part of a collective voice. Together, we advocate for your profession and the patients you serve. Learn more about what we have to offer and how we can help you achieve your personal and professional goals.
How can you support the profession you love? There are many levels to being involved with the Academy and several benefits afforded to you at various levels of your career.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
The Academy is committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within the audiology community through diversity and cultural competency.
The Academy was founded in January 1988 when a group of audiology leaders met at the invitation of Dr. James Jerger at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.