Introducing the Academy Bylaws

The American Academy of Audiology is a professional organization of individuals dedicated to providing quality hearing care to the public. We enhance the ability of our members to achieve career and practice objectives through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing disorders and audiologic services.

As a professional organization of individuals, the Academy is required by law to have set rules for governing the operations of the organization. These rules are our bylaws established in 1988, and revised as needed per the Board of Directors.


Amended June 2024

Vision: The American Academy of Audiology is to be essential in the professional lives of audiologists by advancing the science and practice of audiology, and achieving public recognition of audiologists as experts in hearing and balance.

Mission: The American Academy of Audiology promotes quality hearing and balance care by advancing the profession of audiology through leadership, advocacy, education, public awareness, and support of research.

Official name: American Academy of Audiology, Inc., incorporated in the state of Delaware.

Recently, the Academy Board voted to discontinue the use of the term “Fellow” as a standard membership category. An email was sent to Academy members on Friday, June 28, 2024, explaining the decision as well as plans to develop a Fellow Recognition Program Task Force and transition timeline. A copy of the email sent to Academy members is provided below for easy reference.