Academy of Doctors of Audiology

Early Career Resources

Welcome to the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. We are a professional member organization, founded in 1977, serving audiology practitioners, students of audiology and consumers throughout the United States as well as internationally.

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology offers a variety of resources for early career professionals. If you are unable to find answers to your questions or if you would like to join the Early Career Professionals Committee, contact the Academy of Doctors of Audiology.

The profession of Audiology is growing with expanded career opportunities for audiologists projected well beyond the next decade. This expansion is primarily due to the increasing numbers of older persons, the fact that people are living longer, and the relationship of hearing loss to aging. Anyone seeking to enter the profession of audiology should possess the necessary academic skills, a desire to improve individual quality of life, and motivation to accept work that is both challenging and rewarding.


Below are podcasts with individuals who have recently transitioned between student and AuD. They discuss their day-to-day schedule, the toughest thing about being a practicing audiologist, plus much more!

Mentorship Program

What did you do right? What was harder than you expected? What do you wish you could change? As a recent graduate, you are a perfect candidate to help shape the future of audiology by becoming a mentor! Your experiences as a recent graduate will be extremely valuable to Au.D. students who will be following in your footsteps. Mentors are especially needed for the annual AuDacity conference, however, yearly mentors are also needed. Please submit an application by clicking here.

If you would rather receive a mentor, please click here to submit a mentee application.

Starting a Practice

Is private practice the direction you want to go in? Visit our web page dedicated solely to helping you open your future practice's doors.

Expert Advice

Below are presentations that will help you in your transition from student to professional.

Marketing & Patient Management

Technology & Devices

Office Management

Professional Issues

State Audiology Organizations

Select a state below to be directed to the appropriate organization in that area.