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Latest News and Information 

Academy announces the introduction of Direct Access Legislation in the U.S. Senate

This important legislation eliminates the need for Medicare patients to obtain a physician referral prior to visiting an audiologist for an evaluation.
Tinnitus Perspectives 2012 -   Eggermont (2012) reports it is not easy for people to characterize the sounds of their tinnitus ...
Outgrowing Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder -   Hood and Morlet (2012) report that auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD) is characterized...
Academy Invited to Comment on ASNM Practice Guidelines -   The Academy was invited by American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring (ASNM) to comment...
Spatial Hearing, Interaural Loudness Differences, and Distance Hearing: Interview with Norbert Kopco, PhD -   Douglas L. Beck, AuD, spoke with Dr. Kopco about interaural timing differences, distance hearing...

Quick Links 

Quick Reference Guide for Audiologists in the Direct-to-Consumer Hearing Aid Model
The Academy has created a quick reference guide to assist audiologists in a hearing health delivery paradigm shift. You can also find more information about Academy efforts with regard to direct-to-consumer hearing aid models on the Academy’s Web site.

2013 Proposed Medicare Fee Schedule Rule Released for Comment
Implications for audiologists include lower reimbursements if Congress does not intervene to prevent the SGR, changes to audiology quality measures under PQRS, and the potential future application of a multiple procedure payment reduction policy.  Read Academy's Response to CMS


NEW! Guidelines for the Assessment of Hearing in Infants and Young Children
The  Academy supports early identification, assessment, and intervention for all types of hearing loss in infants and young children to minimize deleterious effects on speech, language, education, and social/psychological development. These guidelines recommend practices for this assessment of auditory function in children.


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