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Ethical Considerations for the Audiologist: Most-Asked Questions (On Demand Webinar) (PD102897)

Presenter(s): Amanda Elliana Chiao, AuD, PhD, CCC-A; Kristal M Riska, AuD, PhD
Course Description

Sign up now and watch at your leisure between September 28, 2024 and September 28, 2029.

Or sign up for the live version of this program: airing September 26, 2024, 2:00–3:00 p.m. Eastern time, available through the ASHA Learning Pass subscription or as an a la carte purchase.


In this webinar, two members of the ASHA Board of Ethics will provide an overview of the ASHA Code of Ethics and adjudication process as well as highlight commonly asked questions about ethical issues surrounding audiology practice. The speakers will discuss case scenarios and answer participants’ questions. The webinar will be applicable to audiologists at any career stage as well as audiologists in training.

Related Courses

This is one of three courses in the ASHA Audiology 2024: Ethics, Supervision, and DEI webinar series. See all the courses in this series.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Describe the Board of Ethics adjudication process
  • Identify three potential ethical dilemmas in audiology

Ethics Professional Development Requirement

This course counts toward the ASHA certification maintenance professional development requirement for Ethics. See more courses that count toward this requirement or read more about professional development requirements for certification maintenance.


  • About the ASHA Code of Ethics and adjudication process 
  • Case study: Supervision of externs and audiology assistants
  • Case study: Conflict of interest - manufactures and technology
  • Case study: Referral/outside of clinician's skill set/client abandonment
  • Clinical challenges
  • Q&A

Presenter Information

Dr. Amanda Chiao, AuD, PhD, CCC-A (she/her/hers) is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Pediatrics and Vestibular Evaluation Laboratory at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, Department of Surgery. Dr. Chiao is also a pediatric audiologist at El Paso Children’s Hospital, where her clinical expertise includes audiological and vestibular diagnostic testing in infants and young children as well as concussion. She received her AuD and PhD in Audiology and Vestibular Function-Assessment from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock. Following, she completed a T32 post-doc fellowship at Boys Town National Research Hospital, focusing on pediatric vestibular function and assessment. Dr. Chiao was a prior faculty member at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where her research focused on vestibular deficits following sports concussion and funded work on oto-vestibulotoxicity from substance misuse. In 2022, she relocated to her hometown of El Paso, Texas, to be a practicing clinician and researcher within her own Hispanic community. Now, Dr. Chiao’s research interests continue with her funded work in oto-vestibulotoxicity in substance misuse and understanding the otologic and audiologic health disparities among Latinos.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Funding from the NIH NIDCD (R01) and the Rural Drug Addiction Research Center
  • Compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • ASHA Board of Ethics 2023 Chair

Kristal Riska, AuD, PhD, completed her graduate training at East Carolina University and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Mountain Home VA Medical Center. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences at Duke University. Her research program’s overarching goals are to improve the diagnosis and management of dizziness, falls, and vestibular disorders. Her research focuses on three strategic areas: (1) improving the identification of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo in primary care settings to enable timely access to cost-effective treatment, (2) characterizing the role of vestibular function and rehabilitative strategies in post-concussive/mild traumatic brain injury-related dizziness, and (3) identifying and understanding the mechanisms that mediate the association between falls and hearing loss in an effort to develop interventions that will modify falls risk in the hearing-impaired population.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Funding from the NIH NIDCD (R21, R01) and the Department of Defense, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program
  • Compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • ASHA Board of Ethics Member

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete and submit the learning assessment by the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: September 26, 2024
End date: September 28, 2029

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102897
Available Through: September 28, 2029