Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE)

Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE)

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ACAE CORNER | What Is Evidence-Based Audiology?

This article is the first of a two-part series on evidence-based audiology and the education of audiologists. A second article will offer additional strategies for more effectively instilling in students the principles of evidence-based audiology, and their application in clinical practice.

To expand on this theme, let us look at the ACAE Accreditation Standards for the Doctor of Audiology Program, Standard 25:

Topic(s): Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), Education, Academia, Research

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ACAE CORNER | Educating AuD Students for the Practice of Evidence-Based Audiology

This article is the second of a two-part series on evidence-based audiology and the education of audiologists. In the first article (Hall, 2018), the concept of evidence-based audiology was reviewed. Also, challenges in the incorporation of evidence-based audiology into doctor of audiology (AuD) programs were identified. This article offers general and specific steps and strategies for more effectively instilling in doctor of audiology students the principles of evidence-based audiology, and their application in clinical practice.

Topic(s): Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), Education, Professional Development

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today March/April 2018

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ACAE CORNER | The Importance of the Accreditation Site Visit to the Accreditation Agency and the Program

ACAE prides itself on having the most sophisticated, interactive, and up-to-date electronic system for accreditation not only for audiology, but the electronic platform rivals any other discipline for seamless data entry, retrieval, interaction between reviewers and programs, and ability to update with minimal effort. 

So why hasn’t all this wonderful technology done away with the (historically dreaded) site visit? The site visit remains critical to the accreditation agency and the program, and if done correctly, does not need to be dreaded by either party. 

Topic(s): Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), Accreditation

Publication Issue: Audiology Today May/June 2018

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ACAE CORNER | Third Annual Clinical Education Forum Outcomes and Action Plan

The Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), in collaboration with the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD), offered the third annual Clinical Education Forum in conjunction with AAA 2018. ACAE organizes the forum to highlight the innovations, opportunities, and challenges for audiology clinical education, as well as to offer educators the opportunity to strategize on how to address challenges. 

Topic(s): Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), council of academic programs in communication sciences and disorders (CAPCSD), Clinical Education Forum, competency-documentation of progress

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today July/August 2018

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ACAE CORNER | Comorbid Conditions Associated with Hearing Loss: Another Challenge in Educating AuD Students

A growing body of research confirms a connection between hearing loss and a variety of chronic diseases and disorders (for reviews see Abrams, 2017; Besser et al, 2018). The medical term “comorbidities” is appearing increasingly in the audiological literature and also in clinical conversations about patient diagnosis and management. Audiologists have long known that specific often acute disease processes are related directly to different types of hearing loss. 

Topic(s): Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), comorbidity, Hearing Loss

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today May/June 2019

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ACAE CORNER | The Importance of Accreditation “Of, By, and For Audiology”

The American Academy of Audiology was founded on the assumption that audiology needed an independent professional organization or, as Academy founder and first Academy president James Jerger famously stated: an organization “of, by, and for audiology.” 

Topic(s): Accreditation, Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), Professional, american academy of audiology, audiology