The Global and Humanitarian Efforts Presidential Task Force was formed in April 2008 on behalf of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Audiology. This task force was formed with the intent to review and charter a course of action to make the Academy a global leader for all audiologists, in this country as well as in others.

Key Points

Humanitarian audiology includes awareness and prevention of hearing loss, public education, early identification and diagnosis of hearing loss and hearing-related problems, encouraging hearing aid manufacturers to produce and supply hearing aids at affordable prices, facilitating audiology education/training in underserved and poor nations, and creating a web-based clearing house for humanitarian audiology activities. To achieve this goal, we need the expert knowledge and energy of audiologists in this country and in other countries to make a positive impact in the lives of hearing impaired persons on a global level. 

Get Involved

Whether serving on a clinical document development panel or participating as peer reviewers, volunteers have regular chances to deepen their engagement with the Academy and make important contributions benefiting the field of audiology. If you are interested in clinical document development, please volunteer to express interest and submit a CV to the Academy’s guidelines staff by email.

To view the list of guidelines and strategic documents in development and to learn more about the Academy’s clinical document development process, visit the Academy’s Practice Resources website. 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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