TA-4: The Evolution of Audiology Practice in the 21st Century: Perspectives from the American Academy of Audiology



Clinical evolution

    • Patient population changes
    • Electrophysiologic measures
    • Imaging advancements
    • Infant hearing screening
    • Digital hearing instrument technology
    • Cochlear implantation
    • Vestibular function
    • Self-care
    • Remote care


    • Academic discipline to healthcare
    • Communication disorders to hearing
    • Teacher-training model to clinical education


    • Certification to licensure
    • Autonomous professional home


    • Political polarization
    • Regulatory impacts
    • Insurer impacts

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe how technological advancements have contributed to the expansion of the scope of audiology practice.
  • Participants will be able to explain how the change in the US audiology educational model contributed to changes in required credentialing of providers.
  • Participants will be able to describe how political and regulatory changes have impacted the field of audiology.