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October 26, 2022

Legal Terms & Conditions of Use

The American Academy of Audiology (“the Academy”) offers the Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) outlined herein as guides for both Academy members and nonmembers [“User(s)”] utilizing the American Academy of Audiology Web site (“Site” and “the Site”). Please read all information carefully. By using this Web site, Users agree to be bound by these Terms. If Users accept these Terms, they should periodically review these Terms as the Academy may revise them from time to time as may be necessary.


The entire contents of this Site are copyrighted, unless otherwise indicated, by the Academy. This copyright notice applies to all proprietary pages, images, text, programs, and other material available throughout this Internet site (collectively, “Site”). All rights are reserved and content may not be reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, published, or transferred, in any form or by any means, except with the prior written agreement of the Academy.

Users of this Site may download/print pages or other content for their personal, noncommercial use on a single computer. The use of any of the contents of this Site on any other Web site or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited. Any information contained on Web sites linked FROM this Site are not copyrighted by the Academy but may be copyrighted by the owner(s) of such linked Web site(s). This copyright notice also binds visitors linking TO this Site from other Web sites.

Notice Specific to Documents Available on this Web Site

Permission to use Academy documents (such as press releases, datasheets and frequently asked questions “FAQs”) from this Site is granted where specifically provided under the condition that: (1) the below copyright notice appears in all copies and that both the copyright notice and this permission notice appear, (2) use of such documents from this Site is for informational and non-commercial or personal use only and will not be copied or posted on any network computer or broadcast in any media, and (3) no modifications of any documents are made. Copyright notice: “Copyright © 2001–2008 American Academy of Audiology. All rights reserved.”

Use for any other purpose is expressly prohibited by law and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible.

Documents specified above do not include the design or layout of the Web site or any other Academy owned, operated, licensed or controlled site. Elements of the Academy Web sites are protected by trade dress and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. No logo, graphic, sound, or image from any Academy Web site may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by the Academy.


Unless otherwise noted, product names, designs, logos, titles, words or phrases within this Site are the trademarks, service marks, trade names or other property of the Academy. All other unregistered and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


This site is provided “as is” without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement, The Academy makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein. The Academy provides notice that the opinions expressed on its bulletin board do not necessarily represent the views of the Academy. The Academy specifically disclaims and denies any endorsement or suggestion of content provided by third parties.

The documents and related graphics published on this site could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. The Academy may make improvements and/or changes in the products(s) and/or the programs described herein at any time.


This Internet Site may be used for information purposes only. Unless specifically agree to in writing by the Academy, no part of the information on this Internet Site can be redistributed, copied, or reproduced for commercial or non-personal use without the prior written consent of the Academy. Any information provided to the Academy through this Internet Site or through electronic-mail transmission becomes the exclusive property of the Academy, shall not be deemed to be confidential, and freely and without restriction may be reproduced, disclosed, published, disseminated or otherwise used by the Academy and its affiliates. Descriptions of, or references to, products or publications not owned by the Academy or its affiliates do not imply endorsement of that product or publication. The Academy makes no warranties of any kind with respect to such products or publications or the completeness or accuracy of such information. Changes periodically are made to the information contained in this Internet Site. The Academy assumes no responsibility for and disclaims all liability for any errors or omissions in this Publication or in related publications that may be discovered through this Internet Site. Although the Academy Site includes links providing direct access to other Internet Sites, the Academy takes no responsibility for the content or information contained on those sites and does not exert any editorial or other control over those sites.

This Internet Site is available internationally and may contain references to products or services not available in all countries. References to a particular product or services does not imply that the Academy intends to make such products or services available in such countries. This Internet Site was developed in the United States of America in accordance with and use of this Site shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America and strive to meet the standards and requirements of other European Union (EU) and other countries.

Links to Third-Party Sites

The links to this area will let the User leave the Academy’s Site. The linked sites are not under the control of the Academy and the Academy is not responsible for the contents of any linked or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. The Academy is providing these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the Academy of the site.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall the Academy or any of its affiliates, or the officers, directors, employees, members, or agents of each of them, be liable for any damages of any kind, including without limitation any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages, whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages, and on any theory of liability whatsoever, arising out of or in connection with the use of performance of this Internet Site.

Social Media Terms and Conditions

The Academy is engaged with members and followers on several social media platforms, where we encourage information sharing and interaction. To keep the platforms respectful, inclusive, and relevant to content and directives outlined by the Academy Board of Directors and executive staff, please adhere to social media guidelines and terms of use.

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