Michigan Early On to Correct Document in Response to Letter from MAA

In late 2013, it was brought to our attention that the Early On provider qualifications required that audiologists maintain the "Certification of Clinical Competence in Audiology" (CCC-A), in order to be eligible to serve as an Early On provider. The source of this information was the "Michigan Department of Education Early On Procedures, January 25, 2013".  The MAA executive board prepared a letter requesting that the MDE review these requirements, and consider a change, as they did not reflect the current state of credentialing for the profession of audiology.  In response to the letter from MAA, MDE will be enabled to make the necessary corrections to the document.  Please see the attached letters to learn more. 

Early On Letter to MAA

MDE Letter from MAA

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the mission of the American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF)?

To promote philanthropy in support of research, education, and public awareness in audiology and hearing science.

How is the AAA Foundation related to the American Academy of Audiology?

The Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  It has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Academy and is part of the “A4” group of Academy partners along with the American Board of Audiology (ABA), Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), and Student Academy of Audiology (SAA).

Why does the AAA Foundation want to partner with my state academy?

While hundreds of audiology philanthropists donate to the Foundation year after year, there are thousands we have yet to reach. In fact, 95% of American Academy of Audiology members don’t contribute to the AAA Foundation. That’s over 10,000 people!

We want to reach the “other 95%.” And to do that, we need your help.

Why should my state academy partner with the AAA Foundation?

In addition to the “feel good” feeling you get when supporting your passion for the profession, there’s also a tangible benefit for your organization: Now through the end of 2014, 25% of all AAAF donations received by new donors (that are also members of your state academy) will go directly back to your organization to support educational initiatives. To participate in the initiative, members must simply denote your state academy in the “tribute field” when making a donation online at or on their check when sending a donation to our office.

How does the Foundation know to “credit” our state academy members?

New donors simply have to denote their state academy in the “tribute” field when making a gift online at They can also do the same if sending in a check/credit card donation in one of our reply envelopes.  At mid-year and year-end, the Foundation will send you a grant check.

Who do I contact to get more information?
We’re glad you’re interested! Contact Tara Conte, Foundation Program Specialist, at 703-226-1048 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

To donate and help support our state organization, please visit or send in this completed donation form with a check to:
American Academy of Audiology Foundation
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