American Academy of Audiology Overview
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.
The American Academy of Audiology is the world’s largest professional organization of, by, and for audiologists. The active membership of more than 10,000 audiologists join together to provide the highest quality of hearing health-care service to children and adults described by our national slogan “Caring for America’s Hearing.”
Membership in the American Academy of Audiology requires specific credentials and a minimum of a master’s degree in audiology from an accredited university.
The American Academy of Audiology was founded in January of 1988 when a group of audiology leaders met at the invitation of Dr. James Jerger at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. The purpose of the study group was to establish an independent, freestanding national organization run by and for audiologists. The new organization would be uniquely sensitive to the professional issues and the professional concerns affecting all audiologists.
Now 20 years latter, the American Academy of Audiology is celebrating its 20th anniversary, with over 10,000 members strong.