The Scope of Practice describes the professional activities and capabilities of audiologists. This document reflects the current and evolving Scope of Practice for audiologists. It defines audiologists as independent practitioners and provides examples of settings in which they are engaged. It is not intended to exclude involvements in activities outside those described in the document. There may be additional audiologic services, other than those described in this document, that are appropriate for audiologists with the applicable expertise. The main principle is that members of the American Academy of Audiology will provide only those services that they are competent and licensed to perform based on their education, training, and experience and that their practice is consistent with the Code of Ethics of the American Academy of Audiology.
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.