2006

  • Total Au.D. graduates exceed 3800, including 701 residential graduates.
  • Total students enrolled in residential Au.D. programs = approx. 2000.
  • After Dec. 31, 2006, CAA (the ASHA accrediting body) will award candidacy, initial accreditation, or reaccreditation only to doctoral level programs in audiology.
  • In recognition of its goals and membership demographics, ADA members vote in favor of organizational name change to the Academy of Doctors of Audiology.
  • The PCO School of Audiology closes applications to the distance education Au.D. degree “bridge” program, December 31, 2006.
  • Central Michigan University’s online Doctor of Audiology program accepts its final applications for admission.
  • State licensure law change requiring a doctoral degree for new licensees to practice audiology first becomes effective in Ohio; other states soon follow.