Description

This position statement supersedes the 1993 “Position Statement: Auditory Integration Training.”

Key Points

The American Academy of Audiology 2010 Task Force on Auditory Integration Therapy concluded that there were no recent scientific, controlled studies supporting auditory integration training (AIT) effectiveness. AIT should be evaluated carefully, as must all other services provided by audiologists and other health-care providers. The Academy believes that the experimental status of this technique must be clearly explained to consumers before they are entered into treatment or charged any fees.

The Academy believes that prospective, systematic research of this technique is needed to demonstrate its efficacy. The 2010 Task Force on Auditory Integration Therapy recommends that the American Academy of Audiology re-examine this position statement should scientific, controlled studies supporting AIT’s effectiveness become available.

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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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