Position Statement on the Use of the Term “Doctor” in Advertising
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.
The Use of Telehealth for the Delivery of Audiological Services
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.
American Academy of Audiology Position Statement: Audiology Assistants
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.
Ethical Practice Guideline for Relationships with Industry for Audiologists Providing Clinical Care
The Code of Ethics of the American Academy of Audiology is a set of principles intended to specify “professional standards that allow for the proper discharge of audiologists’ responsibilities to those served, and that protect the integrity of the profession” (American Academy of Audiology, 2016). Membership in the Academy requires that the member agrees to provide services in a manner that is consistent with the principles of the Code of Ethics.
Accessibility and Affordability of Hearing Care for Adult Consumers
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.
Standards of Practice for Audiology
The standards outlined in this document represent the expected professional behavior and clinical practice of audiologists. Readers are referred to the American Academy of Audiology’s Scope of Practice, Code of Ethics, position statements, practice guidelines as well as the core values statements for specific guidance.
Guidelines for Ethical Practice in Research for Audiologists
An important aspect of the professional practice of audiology is clinical and laboratory research, publication of findings and related scholarly activity that addresses clinical questions and provides data and information that serve as the basis for evidence based clinical practice. As a profession, audiology needs solid evidence to provide guidance on clinical practice that involves constantly changing technology in the areas of auditory and vestibular system diagnostics and rehabilitation strategies including those involving surgically-implantable and externally worn devices.
Environmental Scan on the Future of Audiology: An Ear to the Ground
This document has been retired. The American Academy of Audiology revisited its strategic plan in 2011; the Forbes Group was engaged to help with the planning process. The Forbes Group is a strategic counseling firm that specializes in helping professional and trade association leaders think, plan, and act strategically.
Position Statement: Auditory Integration Training (AIT)
This position statement supersedes the 1993 “Position Statement: Auditory Integration Training.”
Scope of Practice
The Scope of Practice describes the range of interests, capabilities, and professional activities of audiologists. It defines audiologists as independent practitioners and provides examples of settings in which they are engaged.