American Academy of Audiology Position Statement on Early Identification of Cytomegalovirus in Newborns
This position statement is endorsed by the American Cochlear Implant Alliance and the National CMV Foundation. The American Academy of Audiology recommends early identification of congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) through screening to allow for appropriate early diagnosis, intervention, and monitoring for congenital, progressive, and delayed-onset hearing loss in infants with cCMV.
The statement provides American Academy of Audiology guidance for audiologists with doctoral degrees in audiology or a directly relevant area on how to refer to themselves in printed media such as on business cards, in letterhead, and in advertisements.
In 2017, the United States Congress directed the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to develop a new category of hearing aids that could be accessed by the consumer without the engagement of an audiologist or other hearing care provider. The rationale for this expanded category of hearing aids was to address the unmet needs of individuals with perceived mild to moderate hearing loss.
This position statement demonstrates how the use of telehealth can help provide audiological care to patients. Tele-audiology services expanded in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure patients continue to receive appropriate levels of hearing care.
This position statement defines the roles and functions of audiology assistants within an audiology practice. It provides guidance on the education and training, duties and responsibilities, and the requisite supervision of assistants.
Year 2019 Position Statement: Principles and Guidelines for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs
Developed by the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing.
Improving accessibility, encouraging appropriate assessment and management of hearing loss, and recognizing the impact of affordability on amplification usage are all priorities for the American Academy of Audiology. To this end, the Academy presents this position statement on the accessibility and affordability of hearing care for adult consumers.
This document has been retired. The American Academy of Audiology supports the improvement of acoustical properties of classrooms in order that all students may better hear their teachers (direct instruction) and peers (indirect instruction).
This position statement supersedes the 1993 “Position Statement: Auditory Integration Training.”
The dual purpose of this document is to provide a position statement on the clinical audiologist’s role in ototoxicity monitoring and guidelines for the implementation of an ototoxicity monitoring program.