The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) is dedicated to the advancement of practitioner excellence, high ethical standards, professional autonomy and sound business practices in the provision of quality audiologic care.

ADA was founded by nine practitioners in 1977, as the Academy of Dispensing Audiologists, to foster and support the professional dispensing of hearing aids by qualified audiologists in rehabilitative practices. Later, in 1988, ADA developed the concept of the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree and provided much of the energy behind the movement for the transition of audiology to a doctoring healthcare profession. This goal, as well, has been largely met, as the Au.D. is now the minimum degree for audiology practice offered by educational institutions in the United States.

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AuDacity 2019

November 14-16, 2019
Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center
National Harbor, Maryland
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2018 AuDacity Sponsors

Care Credit
Counsel Ear
Ear Venture
Hamilton Captel
Hearing Health
Hearing Review
Sprint Captel

Ask an Audiologist


We spoke with ADA members about their thoughts on the future of audiology. Watch the videos to hear their responses, and check out the links below for more Audiologist interviews.