Public Awareness

Public Awareness

May Is Better Hearing Month

This awareness month presents the perfect opportunity to raise awareness about hearing and balance disorders as well as the role of the audiologist in screening, treatment, and care.

Throughout May, utilize Academy awareness materials and educational resources to promote audiology and hearing and balance health. 

COVID-19 Resources

The best recommendation for all practices is to follow the CDC recommendations. You will want to access the CDC website on an ongoing manner to have the latest information. This is a changing situation and you will want to be up-to-date to protect your patients, your staff, yourself, and your families.

You also will want to monitor state and local recommendations that may impact your practice.

Press Coverage for Audiology

​See the latest media coverage for audiology, the Academy, and Academy members.

Public Awareness Events

International Cochlear Implant Day—February 25
The Academy supports this awareness initiative created by the American Cochlear Implant Alliance (ACIA).

World Hearing Day—March 3
The Academy supports this worldwide awareness initiative created by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Better Hearing Month—May
Show your support by updating your cover photo and sharing a featured web article to your social network.

Balance Awareness Week—September
Audiologists play a key role in helping to diagnose and manage vestibular and balance disorders in adults and children.

National Audiology Awareness Month—October
The Academy is dedicated to advancing the profession through increasing public awareness of audiology and the importance of hearing protection.


Reaching the Media
The Academy 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. 

Reaching Consumers
The Academy has consumer-friendly resources and information you can use with your patients and potential patients.

Reaching Health-Care Providers
The Academy has resources to help you educate health-care providers about the role of audiologists.

Fact Sheets
The Academy has prepared consumer-friendly fact sheets as tools for you to use. Simply download, print, and go.

Guide to Adult Hearing Health Care
The Academy's guide provides information about adult hearing care.