Resource Guide for Audiologists in Health Care
ASHA Practice Policy Documents for Audiologists in Health Care
All of the ASHA Practice Policy documents are available to the public and professionals. ASHA's new Practice Portal offers one-stop access to resources to guide evidence-based decision-making.
- Guidelines for Audiologists Providing Informational and Adjustment Counseling to Families of Infants and Young Children With Hearing Loss Birth to 5 Years of Age (2008)
- Loss to Follow-Up in Early Hearing Detection and Intervention – Technical Report (2008)
- Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH) – Year 2007 Position Statement: Principles and Guidelines for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs, Executive Summary [PDF]
- Preferred Practice Patterns for the Profession of Audiology (2006)
- Roles, Knowledge, and Skills: Audiologists Providing Clinical Services to Infants and Young Children Birth to 5 Years of Age (2006)
- Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders – Position Statement (2005)
- Guidelines for Manual Pure-Tone Threshold Audiometry (2005)
- Cochlear Implants – Technical Report (2004)
- Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders: An Introduction – Technical Report (2004)
- Knowledge and Skills Needed by Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists to Provide Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (2004)
- Preferred Practice Patterns for the Profession of Speech-Language Pathology (2004)
- Guidelines for Competencies in Auditory Evoked Potential Measurement and Clinical Applications – Knowledge and Skills (2003)
- Knowledge and Skills Required for the Practice of Audiologic/Aural Rehabilitation (2001)
- Joint Audiology Committee Clinical Practice Statements and Algorithms - Guidelines (1999)
- Role of Audiologists in Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation - Position Statement, Technical Report, Guidelines (1999)
- Guidelines for Hearing Aid Fitting for Adults (1998)
- Hearing Loss: Terminology and Classification – Position Statement, Technical Report (1998)
- Guidelines for Audiologic Screening (1997)
- Guidelines for Audiology Service Delivery in Nursing Homes (1997)
- Audiologic Management of Individuals Receiving Cochleotoxic Drug Therapy – Guidelines (1994)
- Audiologic Screening – Technical Report (1994)
- Balance System Assessment – Guidelines, Knowledge and Skills, Position Statement (1992)
- Electrical Stimulation for Cochlear Implant Selection and Rehabilitation – Guidelines, Knowledge and Skills, Position Statement (1992)
- External Auditory Canal Examination and Cerumen Management – Guidelines, Knowledge and Skills, Position Statement (1992)
- Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring – Position Statement (1992)
- Sound Field Measurement Tutorial – Relevant Paper (1991)
- Audiometric Symbols – Guidelines (1990)
- Telephone Hearing Screening – Relevant Paper (1988)
- Tympanometry – Relevant Paper (Tutorial) (1988)
- Determining Threshold Level for Speech – Guidelines (1988)
- Prevention of Communication Disorders – Position Statement (1988)
- Calibration of Speech Signals Delivered Via Earphones – Relevant Paper (Tutorial) (1987)
- Short Latency Auditory Evoked Potentials – Relevant Paper (Tutorial) (1987)
- Clinical Management of Communicatively Handicapped Minority Language Populations – Position Statement (1985)
- On the Definition of Hearing Handicap – Relevant Paper (1981)
ASHA's Scientific Journals
All four ASHA scientific journals are available online, with an archive going back to 1970. The American Journal of Audiology (AJA) offers several types of opportunities for earning ASHA continuing education units (CEUs).
- Focused Topics in Audiology—Locate detailed information about coding and reimbursement, hearing detection and conservation, hearing loss and related disorders, multicultural topics, practice management, rehabilitation, and technology.
- ASHA Access Audiology e-newsletter—Read the current issue and learn how to subscribe.
Coding and Reimbursement Resources
Compendium of Evidenced-Based Guidelines and Systematic Reviews
In the summer of 2005, staff of ASHA's National Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders (N-CEP) embarked upon a project to identify and obtain clinical practice guidelines from all over the world related to audiology and/or speech-language pathology. As noted elsewhere on this site, clinical practice guidelines, when tied directly to a systematic review of scientific evidence, can be an invaluable tool in helping clinicians to make the best decisions with and for their clients.
Management Issues in Health Care
Special Interest Groups
Four Special Interest Groups (SIGs) (6, 7, 8, and 9) focus on audiology issues. SIGs offer continuing education opportunities at no additional cost for affiliates (members in the SIGs).
Patient/Consumer Education Materials
The Patient Information Handouts webpage contains links to PDFs on hearing loss in adults and in children.
Selected ASHA Products for Sale
Below are links to some selected products for sale through ASHA. To find additional materials, visit the ASHA Online Store or contact ASHA Product Sales at 888-498-6699. The ASHA Catalog is available in digital format.
Service Delivery and Practice Management
Other Publishers' Products
Professional and Consumer Organizations
Connect to related professional and consumer organizations.