Audiology Frequently Asked Questions

The following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) highlight several of ASHA's practice policies and related resources, which are also available by contacting the ASHA Action Center at 800-498-2071. 

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What is the definition of an audiologist?

Audiologists are healthcare professionals who provide patient-centered care in the prevention, identification, diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment of hearing, balance, and other auditory disorders for people of all ages. For more information, visit ASHA's  Hearing and Balance webpage.

What procedures are within an audiologist's scope of practice?

Please refer to Scope of Practice in Audiology.

What are the preferred practice patterns for audiology?

Please refer to Preferred Practice Patterns for the Profession of Audiology.

Where can I find information on billing and reimbursement?

This information is available on ASHA's Billing & Reimbursement site.

Whom can I contact for audiology professional consultation?

If you have questions relating to scope of practice, coding and reimbursement, hearing conservation, certification, or other professional topics, contact the Audiology Professional Practices unit at or through the Action Center at 800-498-2071.

How can I earn an AuD or PhD?

Please visit ASHA's Considering and Pursuing a PhD webpage.

How can I find or post a job?

What can I do to earn CE for maintenance of my certification?

For more information about maintaining your ASHA certification, please visit the Certification website, send your questions via e-mail to, or call 800-498-2071 and ask to speak to someone about maintaining certification.

How can I market my practice?

Let ASHA help connect you with your existing customers and potential customers by using the media and other public relations tools.

Register with ASHA ProFind, ASHA's free referral service.

Have a product or service to sell? Advertise through ASHA publications. We can deliver your marketing message to 150,000 audiologists, speech, language pathologists and students. Choose one—or several—of ASHA's publications to promote your products or services.

Look for products and continuing education programs related to marketing and business practices at ASHA's Online Store.

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What information does ASHA have on (Central) Auditory Processing Disorders?

ASHA documents on (Central) Auditory Processing Disorders:

These documents are available online in ASHA Practice Policy. You may also request a copy by contacting ASHA's Audiology Professional Practices unit via e-mail at or calling ASHA's Action Center at 800-498-2071.

Additional ASHA resources:

For additional information on central auditory processing disorders, contact ASHA's Audiology Professional Practices unit via e-mail at, ASHA's Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Issues unit via e-mail at, or call ASHA's Action Center at 800-498-2071.

Related link: Learning Disabilities Association

What information does ASHA have on hearing conservation?

ASHA documents on Occupational Hearing Conservation

These documents are available online in ASHA Practice Policy.


The following ASHA products contain information pertaining to occupational hearing conservation:

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What resources does ASHA have related to pediatric or educational audiology?

Please refer to the Work Setting Resource for Educational/Pediatric Audiologists.

Do you have any patient education materials?

Printable handouts are available from ASHA's Patient Education Handouts webpage.

Where can I search online for ASHA journal articles, The ASHA Leader, or practice policy documents?

Please visit the ASHA journals online, The ASHA Leader Online, or the ASHA Practice Policy.

What can I do to support audiology-related legislation?

Please refer to the Advocacy webpages, maintained by ASHA's Government Relations Team.

Where can I find information related to Special Interest Groups of interest to audiologists?

Four Special Interest Groups (SIGs) (6, 7, 8, and 9) focus on audiology issues. SIGs come together to offer continuing education opportunities for their affiliates, who will be able to earn ASHA CEUs at no additional cost. Visit the ASHA website for a description of all SIGs and how to connect with these groups. Two other SIGs that may be of interest to pediatric and educational audiologists are SIG 16 (School-Based Issues) and SIG 14 (Cultural and Linguistic Diversity).

Below is information about SIGs that may be of particular interest to pediatric or educational audiologists:

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