Public Awareness

Public Awareness

October Is National Audiology Awareness Month!

The Academy is dedicated to advancing the profession through increasing public awareness of audiology and the importance of hearing protection. Your grassroots efforts to educate the public locally will make a profound difference! Use the Academy's tools and resources in your efforts to promote National Audiology Awareness Month.

 

Press Coverage for Audiology

​Showcasing the latest media coverage to include audiology and Academy coverage, as well as that of our members.

Reaching the Media

The American Academy of Audiology has launched a national initiative to raise awareness of the field of audiology and the work of its members. This initiative includes providing tools for members to also gain visibility within their communities. While the national office will work on obtaining national media coverage to support the Academy’s member’s efforts, your challenge is to localize the opportunity utilizing the tips and materials included herein.

Reaching Consumers

Visit the following links/Web pages for consumer-friendly resources and information you can use with your patients and potential patients.

Reaching Health-Care Providers

Other health-care providers can provide support, and have previously established relationships with patients and families. Therefore, many patients and families go to audiologists that their physician’s recommend. We want to develop strong relationships and maintain those relationships with other clinics that are referring. We also want to provide superior patient satisfaction for patients who are referred. And, most of all, we want to help educate other professions about hearing loss, dizziness, and tinnitus, and describe the services we can provide to assist those patients. This helps other providers recognize what we have to offer as a profession that no one else does.

Public Awareness Resources and Events

March: World Hearing Day: March 3

The Academy supports this worldwide awareness initiative created by the World Health Organization (WHO).

May: Better Hearing Month

Show your support by updating your cover photo and sharing a featured web article to your social network.

September: Balance Awareness Week: September 15-21

Audiologists play a key role in helping to diagnose and manage vestibular and balance disorders in adults and children.

October: National Audiology Awareness Month

The Academy is dedicated to advancing the profession through increasing public awareness of audiology and the importance of hearing protection.