Benefits of joining the South African
Association of Audiologists (SAAA)
This is what current members have to say about SAAA:
“The biggest benefit I get from SAAA is contact with other private practitioners,
sharing experiences, and finding solutions to relevant issues.”
“I like the fact that audiologists are represented at national level, and that there
is a body that looks after my interests.”
In a changing, somewhat turbulent environment, SAAA is the one and only voice to
ensure that the audiologist is recognized as a force and that the rights and interests
of audiologists are considered by legislators and policy makers. A professional body
needs to offer its members a body that has both national and international credibility,
and which provides accessible support for the individual practitioner. This body
needs to actively promote positive public awareness of the profession, negotiate with
other professional bodies, and address the needs of the community it serves.
SAAA offers its members the benefit of belonging to an association that is
internationally recognized as an affiliated member of IS A (International Association
of Audiology), and which is nationally the body representing the specific needs of
Audiologists in South Africa.
Specific areas of involvement for SAAA:
Download the SAAA member benefits brochure here
SAAA boasts a pool of expertise encompassing clinical, ethical, legal and practice
management, available to provide assistance and advice to members in various
situations encountered in audiology practice.
Academic support and ensuring that our members are kept updated regarding
developments within the profession of audiology and industry as a whole, SAAA
has introduced a spectrum of mechanisms to educate and inform members: in the
form of online CPD accreditation program, seminars, publications, newsletters,
meetings and an annual EN T/SAAA/SASLHA congress.
The promotion of Audiology as an independent autonomous field of practice, by
means of an active marketing and public promotions program.
SAAA has no vested interests or financial incentives in any issue facing the
profession. Nor is there bias towards any particular grouping or organization
active within the audiology industry – other than the interests of the profession
and SAAA members – irrespective of race, gender, religion, disability or political
persuasion. For this reason, SAAA has the ear of Government, Council and other
Stakeholders, locally and internationally and is a credible ambassador, on behalf
of the profession, without any conflict of interest.