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. 

Key Points

The Standards of Practice for Audiology were developed to define acceptable standards of practice for services representing the Academy’s Scope of Practice.

The standards reflect the values and priorities of the profession. They were developed with the knowledge that audiologists evaluate, diagnose, and treat a diverse population across the lifespan; practice culturally sensitive patient/family-centered care; promote safety through universal precautions; and continually evaluate and improve care through assessment of outcomes.

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The Guidelines and Strategic Documents Committee invites members interested in serving on a clinical practice document writing committee or as reviewers to express their interest and submit a CV to the Academy’s guidelines staff by email.

Your insight and expertise will help ensure the development of transparent and trustworthy guidance that benefits the field of audiology and patients with hearing and balance disorders. Information from interested members is accepted on an ongoing basis, and members will be contacted as clinical document volunteer openings occur.

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