How's Your Hearing? Ask an Audiologist.

Who Are We?

The American Academy of Audiology, representing nearly 12,000 audiologists, is dedicated to providing quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders. The Academy promotes hearing and balance care by advancing the profession of audiology through our advocacy efforts, awards and grants programs, coding and reimbursement information, educational conferences, networking and volunteering opportunities, practice management tools and publications, professional development opportunities, public awareness efforts, Audiology Today magazine (distributed six times per year), Audiology Today e-newsletter (monthly), and the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology (10 times per year).

The Academy also works closely with the American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF), the American Board of Audiology (ABA), and Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE).

The "How's Your Hearing" consumer-friendly Web site was developed by Academy audiologists to give consumers an overview of hearing, hearing loss, hearing aids, common conditions, and more. The information found on the site is not intended as and is not a substitute for professional health-care advice. The Academy encourages you to speak with an audiologist or other health-care professional if you have a specific area of concern or need health-care advice.

You can easily locate an audiologist near you with the Academy's "Find an Audiologist" directory. You can also find more information about the dangers of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), as well as activities and fact sheets for kids at the Academy's Turn It to the Left Web site (

The Academy would like to thank the following audiologists who helped develop and review the content on the site.
Douglas L. Beck, AuD, Web Content Editor
Radhika Aravamudhan, PhD
Shilpi Banerjee, PhD
Elliott Berger
Ericka Blanchard, MA
Rebekah Cunningham, PhD
Alan Desmond, AuD
Elizabeth Fernandez, Student
Steve Huart, AuD
Kristiina Huckabay, MA
Craig Kasper, AuD
Kristen Kowalski, Student
Brian Kreisman, PhD
Patricia Kricos, PhD
Tom Littman, PhD
Frank Musiek, PhD
TK Parthasarathy, PhD
John Preece, PhD
Jill Preminger, PhD
Anne Marie Tharpe, PhD
Richard Tyler, PhD
Michael Valente, PhD