ASHA conducted a practice analysis in February 2016 to identify the critical clinical activities and foundational knowledge for newly graduated doctoral audiologists to enter independent professional practice. The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) and the Council for Clinical Certification (CFCC) partnered with ASHA to develop this survey, which was last conducted in 2007.
An invitation to respond to this practice analysis survey was sent to more than 8,500 professionals in the field of audiology in order to obtain input from a large number of practicing professionals in a wide variety of practice settings. We appreciate those of you who responded to the survey and provided valuable information to help validate and update curriculum expectations and certification requirements in audiology.
The results of this study will inform the CAA and CFCC on academic and clinical standards for the profession of audiology, as well as the content and weighting of the national Praxis examination. One of the outcomes of the 2016 analysis will be to ensure that the scope and level of education in audiology is consistent with the current scope of practice for the profession.
The final report, A Practice and Curriculum Analysis for the Profession of Audiology, was published in 2017. Copies may be ordered online or by contacting: