The American Board of Audiology (ABA), an autonomous organization, is dedicated to enhancing audiological services to the public by promulgating universally recognized standards in professional practice. The ABA encourages audiologists to exceed these prescribed standards, thereby promoting a high level of professional development and ethical practice.
While most audiologist earn a doctor of audiology (AuD) degree, there are other doctoral degrees that audiologists can pursue from accredited universities with special training in the prevention, identification, assessment, and treatment of hearing disorders.
The AAA Foundation offers numerous education opportunities for graduate students and SAA chapters. For scholarship and grant eligibility, deadlines, and application information, visit the AAA Foundation Web site.
Students applying to audiology programs typically pursue an undergraduate degree in speech and hearing science. Many programs offering the doctor of audiology degree have widened their scope and strongly consider students with academic disciplines in broad areas of science and technology including biology, physics, chemistry, psychology, and engineering.