Letter to the membership. See updated January 2022 Position Statement on the Use of the Term “Doctor” in Advertising.

Key Points

The goal of the letter is to remind the members of the policy of the Academy regarding the use of the title “Dr.” or the degree designators AuD, EdD, PhD, or any other degree designator when these are used, displayed, or referenced to the professional community or public at large by an audiologist not having earned the degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, specifically that only degrees earned from regionally accredited institutions in which training was obtained in audiology, or a directly related discipline, may be used in public statements concerning professional services. Individual’s public statements about professional services and products shall not contain representations or claims that are false, misleading, or deceptive.

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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