What Is Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging?
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging ensure that every voice is heard and every need can be addressed. In diversity, voices from all types of backgrounds can be shared. In equity, needs can be addressed per individual. In inclusion, all voices are invited to the table.
Why Is Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Important?
The audiology profession and awareness regarding hearing and balance health are growing. Promoting and supporting a diverse group of individuals will progress the collective voice of audiology, ensuring every voice and need is heard and addressed.
The Academy is committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within the audiology community through diversity and cultural competency. Volunteers aim to create a safe environment for audiologists with diverse backgrounds including but not limited to culture, race, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, and individuals with disabilities.
The Academy is committed to furthering diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the audiology profession. From supporting a diverse workplace to aiding a diverse student population and patient base, the Academy has resources to help educate and implement.
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Join the Discussion: Moving from Microaggressions to Cultural Humility
Free to Academy members, access this four-part on-demand and live web seminar. In this discussion series, the Academy will address the range of incivilities and microaggressions that audiologists and students may experience in their various practice and education settings.