About The Canadian Academy of Audiology
The Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA) is dedicated to enhancing the role of audiologists as primary hearing health care providers through advocacy, education and research.
The Academy’s vision is to represent the profession of audiology in Canada, and be the primary source of information to its members, external groups and the public. The Academy was founded in 1996 and incorporated in October of 1998.
Historically, the Academy has been involved in the following areas:
- Maintenance and advancement of ethical standards of practice
- Improvement in the abilities of its members by facilitating and encouraging conferences, workshops, seminars and research
- Provision of educational resources, such as books and videos
- Advocacy on behalf of audiologists on relevant national issues
In the current environment, audiology is able to stand alone, no longer dependent on the historic ties to speech language pathology for recognition as the needs of the two professions diverge. Changes to the Canadian health care system, the rapid growth of hearing aid technology, the introduction of doctorate degrees, and the development of internationally recognized newborn hearing screening programs are among a few recent examples of the new picture of audiology.
About Canadian Audiologist
Canadian Audiologist is the official publication of the Canadian Academy of Audiology