Early Career Resources
Welcome to the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. We are a professional member organization, founded in 1977, serving audiology practitioners, students of audiology and consumers throughout the United States as well as internationally.
The Academy of Doctors of Audiology offers a variety of resources for early career professionals. If you are unable to find answers to your questions or if you would like to join the Early Career Professionals Committee, contact the Academy of Doctors of Audiology.
The profession of Audiology is growing with expanded career opportunities for audiologists projected well beyond the next decade. This expansion is primarily due to the increasing numbers of older persons, the fact that people are living longer, and the relationship of hearing loss to aging. Anyone seeking to enter the profession of audiology should possess the necessary academic skills, a desire to improve individual quality of life, and motivation to accept work that is both challenging and rewarding.
- Join the Early Career AuD group on Facebook! Search for "ADA Early Career Professionals"
- Join the Hear and Now Early Career AuD group on GroupMe to send group text messages to your colleagues
Below are podcasts with individuals who have recently transitioned between student and AuD. They discuss their day-to-day schedule, the toughest thing about being a practicing audiologist, plus much more!
What did you do right? What was harder than you expected? What do you wish you could change? As a recent graduate, you are a perfect candidate to help shape the future of audiology by becoming a mentor! Your experiences as a recent graduate will be extremely valuable to Au.D. students who will be following in your footsteps. Mentors are especially needed for the annual AuDacity conference, however, yearly mentors are also needed. Please submit an application by clicking here.
Early Career Listserv
ADA Members: Click here to sign up for the ADA Early Career Listserv. Subscribers can discuss issues facing new audiologists and network through this email-based discussion forum.
Starting a Practice
Is private practice the direction you want to go in? Visit our web page dedicated solely to helping you open your future practice's doors.
Below are presentations that will help you in your transition from student to professional.
Marketing & Patient Management
- Building Bridges to the Physician Community: Co-Morbidity Marketing Workshop
- Asking the Right Questions So You Can Document the Right Answers
- Hearing Loss and Aging: Consequences, Implications, and Creating Better Outcomes through Alternative Models of Care
- The Case for Comprehensive Medical Case History in Audiological Practice
- Patient Management in Primary Care
Technology & Devices
- Product Dependence: Is It Co-Opting Our Efforts to Become Limited Licensed Providers?
- The Business Case for Disruptive Innovations in Audiology Practice
- Missed Opportunities in the Adoption of Hearing Aids
- HR Laws for Small Business
- Price Unbundling
- Understanding and Utilizing Benchmarking in Your Audiology Practice
- The Art and Science of Documentation: From Case Histories to Physician Referrals
- Risk and Reward: The Art and Science of Buying or Selling a Private Practice
- Five Questions to Determine if You are Ready to Go Out on Your Own
- Outcome Measures
- Legal & Ethical Issues
State Audiology Organizations
Use the map below to select a state and be directed to the appropriate organization in that area.