The SAA is committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within the audiology student community through diversity and cultural competency. Volunteers aim to create a safe environment for audiology students with diverse backgrounds - including but not limited to culture, race, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, and individuals with disabilities.
As part of our charge to celebrate diversity, the SAA's Diversity and Inclusion Task Force has started a Student Spotlight initiative to showcase audiology students of various backgrounds. Nominate yourself or someone today!
"The Student Academy of Audiology has gone from identifying to implementing strategies that begin to bridge the gaps of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the AuD community."
Member of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force
2022-2023 SAA Board Member-at-Large
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources
Below are several resources that students and professionals can use to educate themselves on different topics related to diversity and inclusion.
Students with Hearing Loss Resources
The Students with Hearing Loss Subcommittee has developed a number of resources that all students and professionals can refer to when interacting with individuals who have hearing loss, as well as resources specific to accessibility and empowerment for students with hearing loss.
Academy DE&I Resources
The Academy is committed to furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the audiology profession. From supporting a diverse workplace to aiding a diverse student population and patient base, the Academy has resources to help educate and implement. Below are resources specifically for students.
Looking for additional Academy resources that support diversity in the workplace and health care settings? Find more resources below.
How Can the SAA Support You?
Have a topic that you want the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force to address? Would you like to recommend an audiologist for SAA to interview? Know good diversity, equity, and inclusion resources SAA can share?
The SAA hosts many events, including seminars on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Check back soon for more events!
The SAA posts many resources on its Facebook page for students and new professionals. Follow the SAA Facebook Page for more resources.