About the American Auditory Society

Dr. Linda Hood provides an overview of the American Auditory Society.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Purpose of the Society?

How Can I Become a Member?

Where and When Will Meetings Take Place?

Is There a Journal?

How Much are Dues?



What Is the Purpose of the Society?

The primary aims of the Society are to increase knowledge and understanding of the ear, hearing and balance; disorders of the ear, hearing, and balance, and preventions of these disorders; and habilitation and rehabilitation of individuals with hearing and balance dysfunction. To attain these goals, the Society coordinates and disseminates information, particularly through the holding of regular meetings, and through publication of professional, scientific, educational, and informational media. Because of the multiple-disciplinary nature of the Society's membership, (audiology, otolaryngology, dispensing, engineering, psychoacoustics, etc.), the Society provides a formal platform for the interchange of information from allied professional fields.



How Can I Become a Member?

Categories of membership include: Regular, Student, and Life.  Regular membership is open to individuals holding at least a Bachelor's degree from an accredited academic institution. Life Membership is only available to Regular members in good standing who have attained the age of 65 years, and who have been a member of the society for not less than 10 years. Although the Society is based in the United States, there are no geographic limits - we welcome your involvement from anywhere in the world!  To become a member, complete the application form. It's that easy!

As a Member You Will Receive:

Ear and Hearing, the bimonthly comprehensive, multi-disciplinary journal that keeps you abreast of current clinical ideas and procedures. A professional journal that incorporates news of the latest innovations and breakthroughs in all related fields. A professional journal that serves as a sounding board for all the diverse members of one professional community. A professional journal that is reliable, comprehensive, produced with your needs as a specialist in mind. Further, as an AAS member you will have single-user online access to every article, figure, table, and referrence that appears in the Journal.

Find out more about Ear and Hearing here.

Discounted registration rates for the AAS Annual Meeting in February/March which provides a platform for the inter-disciplinary exchange of information from allied professional fields.


Where and When Will Meetings Take Place?

The Annual Meeting with translational research presentations, platform papers, special sessions, the Carhart Memorial Lecture, Killion Lecture, poster sessions, sponsored technology update sessions, Life Achievement Award, and a membership update is held in March.  Other special events occur periodically throughout the year.  All members are invited to participate.

Find out more about our next meeting here.

Is There a Journal?

The Society publishes Ear and Hearing. Ear and Hearing has a scientific orientation, and is published bimonthly (6 issues per year); it is provided on a complimentary basis to members of the Society.

Ear and Hearing is an online-only journal. 

How Much are Dues?

Annual dues are $150 for Regular, $50 for Student, and $75 for Life Members.  All members receive a subscription to Ear & Hearing as part of their dues.

Membership year is from January through December. Individuals who sign up during the year will receive access to all journal issues for that year. Membership renewal information will be sent during September and should be completed by the end of December.

The American Auditory Society is an Affiliate Member of the International Society of Audiology.