Improving accessibility, encouraging appropriate assessment and management of hearing loss, and recognizing the impact of affordability on amplification usage are all priorities for the American Academy of Audiology. To this end, the Academy presents this position statement on the accessibility and affordability of hearing care for adult consumers.

Key Points

The Academy recognizes that accessibility, appropriate assessment and management, and affordability of treatment options may be critical components to encouraging appropriate adoption of hearing technologies. As such, the Academy seeks to offer guidance that will optimize the quality of care for patients with hearing loss in light of recent proposals that suggest changes in the established hearing care delivery model. 

Get Involved

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.

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