Affiliated Societies

WCA 2018

Membership Renewal

joinMembership of the International Society of Audiology is open for all people fulfilling the requirements of either:

  • Associate Membership,
  • Affiliate Membership, or
  • Full Membership.

Associate Membership is now open for everybody with an interest in audiology. For more details, please visit our Membership page.

Are you a renewing member? Annual membership fees are due by the end of the year. To pay your membership dues, please visit the Membership page.

World Health Organization

See WHO Newletter

Position Paper on Newborn and Infant Hearing Screening

See WHO Paper

"WHO Guidelines for Hearing Aids and Services For Developing Countries"

Copies of the full guidelines may be obtained by writing Dr. Andrew W. Smith , Prevention of Blindness and Deafness (PBD), WHO, Geneva Switzerland or email

See New Guidelines


In the Members Only Area

Letter - Prof. George Tavartkiladze: ISA admitted into official relations with the WHO

Curriculum in Audiology
The General Audiologist - A proposal for a model training programme in general audiology. (October 2004)

International Society of Audiology - Code of Ethics:
Draft Model Document (January 2005)

Good Practice Guidance for Adult Hearing Aid Fittings and Services - Background to the Document and Consultation


Feedback for this site should be emailed to:

Prof. Tavartkiladze

The Members Section has been added to this website.
You will have to become a member of ISA in order to view certain areas of this site. If you have paid your ISA dues you will be emailed a username and password.

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Now hear this:

World Hearing Day 2018Dear ISA Members,

The theme for the World Hearing Day 2018 is:

Hear the future

This theme will focus on the:

  • rising prevalence of hearing loss globally;
  • importance of appropriate preventative actions to stem the rise;
  • need to ensure access to rehabilitation services and communication for people with hearing loss.

More information on the campaign will be available on the WHO webpage.


It is really the first time The Lancet has acknowledged the major contribution of deafness to the global disease burden. (It's 4th in the ranking!).

Lancet 2017 Global Hearing Health

Lancet, Supplementary Appendix, 2017

An Editorial in to-day's Lancet advocating that action be now taken to address the global burden of hearing loss. This further endorsement will help our advocacy work and raise the profile of hearing loss as a major health problem globally. We hope it will also encourage WHO to fulfil its obligations to global hearing loss following on the adoption of the WHA resolution

Lancet Editorial 2017



Invitation to participate in the development of the WHO Framework of Rehabilitation Services

The International Society of Audiology (ISA), represented by one of its members, Ariane Laplante-Lévesque, attended the World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework of Rehabilitation Services which took place on 29-30 June 2017 at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva. The meeting was part of the initiative WHO Rehabilitation 2030: A Call for Action. Twelve external participants and five WHO participants were present.

The meeting discussed the need or not of a WHO Framework for Rehabilitation (in other words, a tool to describe best practices in rehabilitation services). The two main goals of such a framework would be 1) to push for the inclusion of rehabilitation in Universal Health Coverage in countries and 2) to describe required workforce competencies to plan for human resource needs. In summary, all meeting participants could relate to the importance of these two goals, but had conflicting views on the relative importance of a Framework, especially given that several classifications for rehabilitation services already exist. Most authors of these classifications were present at the meeting. The idea of putting together a congress on rehabilitation workforce planning in around four years was mentioned. Since the meeting, Prof Richard Madden, who works on the International Classification of Health Interventions, has asked ISA for our input on their work, where they classify health interventions according to service provider (where and context) and service delivery (how, target group, service goals, etc). ISA will review audiology-related interventions to be included in this classification.

For more information, please contact Ariane Laplante-Lévesque via email.

Noise exposure during pregnancy and hearing in children

The dangers of unsafe listening

New CIOMS Newsletter: CIOMS December 2014 Newsletter

EUHA Guideline: Individually tailored earmoulds for hearing protection

EUHA Guideline: Hearing protection for hearing aid users

News about International Ear Care Day, 3 March

Student Membership in ISA:
A special student membership in the International Society of Audiology is available at $25.00 USD per year for those students in the fields of hearing science and audiology. This opportunity has been made possible by the generous contribution of Phonak. Memberships include on-line access to the International Journal of Audiology (IJA), reduced fees to the ISA World Congresses, meetings sponsored by ISA Affiliated Societies worldwide, and access to our website and membership.

Communications Disorder Newsletter

View document: Preferred Practice Patterns for the Profession of Audiology - with friendly permission of ASHA.

International Journal of Audiology

Editor in Chief: Ross J. Roeser PhD

Each issue features original clinical and review articles, Time-saving abstracts that outline the relevance of a study  to your practice, A book review of the latest literature, A preliminary report on a roundbreaking new study and  News and conference information directly from   the British Society of Audiology, the International Society of Audiology,and the Nordic Audiological Society.

To access the International Journal of Audiology online, ISA members must login and click on the IJA link on the Members Only main page.


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