The purpose of the IDEA pledge is to create a fund to uphold, champion, and celebrate the core values of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in clinical care, research, engineering, and industry — the core domains of the American Auditory Society’s mission. We define these ideas as:

Inclusion — build a culture of belonging by actively inviting the contribution and participation of all involved with AAS.
Diversity — ensure the representation of all our varied identities and differences of race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, tribe, caste, socio-economic status, thinking and communication styles.
Equity — assure unbiased treatment and equality of opportunity of all involved with AAS.
Access — guarantee fairness in access to activities, information, and resources of the AAS to all involved.

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The IDEA Fund was founded by future, present, and past presidents of the American Auditory Society:
Beth A. Prieve (2015)
Harvey Abrams (2016)
Anil Lalwani (2017)
Bob Burkard (2018)
Brent Edwards (2019)
Sumit Dhar (2020)
Charles Limb (2021)