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.
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.
The Audiologist’s Guide to Hearing Aids, Personal Sound Amplification Products, Hearables, and Over-the-Counter Devices
This guidance was developed to assist audiologists in understanding the differences between prescription hearing aids and over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids and in answering questions about these devices and to guide the evolution of clinical practices in light of the availability of OTC hearing aids.