Audiology Australia is a not-for-profit, professional member association, which represents more than 2,500 audiologist members. Audiology Australia provides professional support to members, information for other health professionals and audiology education for the public.
We believe that every human being has the right to communicate and interact with the world in ways that are fulfilling and meaningful to them.
Audiology Australia works to give value to its members as the peak professional body in audiology by providing education, engaging in advocacy, and setting ethical standards of practice, to ensure audiologists are able to deliver the highest standards of hearing health care and are valued by the community for their services.
Audiology is a self-regulated profession. Audiology Australia provides accreditation to members who have undertaken an approved university qualification and meet ongoing continuing professional development standards and a code of ethics. Audiology Australia sets requirements to ensure audiologists are able to deliver the highest standards of hearing health care to the Australian public by through its Audiology Australia Accredited Audiologist program.
Membership with Audiology Australia is a requirement to provide government-funded audiological services such those funded via:
- Office of Hearing Services’ Hearing Services Program
- National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
- State and Territory workers’ compensation schemes (such as Workcover)
- Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
Additionally, private healthcare funds also require that the audiologist is a member of Audiology Australia for hearing service fees to be reimbursed.