• First transitional distance learning program for Au.D. established: Nova Southeastern University. Four additional programs open.
  • ADA becomes first audiology organization to require the Au.D. degree for Fellow membership (beginning January 2001). AAA follows, establishing 2007 as mandatory date, but does not restrict the doctoral degree to the Au.D.
  • The American Board of Audiology began granting certification to audiologists.
  • The National Association of Future Doctors of Audiology (NAFDA) was founded at University of Louisville, KY.