New Jersey Academy of Audiology (NJAA)

Our Mission

The mission of the NJAA is to promote audiology as the primary profession in New Jersey for the delivery of hearing and balance care and to facilitate the ability of our members to identify, diagnose, treat, and prevent hearing and balance disorders through professional education, public awareness, and research initiatives.

NJAA Events

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Induction Loop Legislation

Induction Loop Legislation #A5464 has been introduced in the NJ Assembly and is currently in the Assembly Housing Committee. To move this legislation along, HLAA-NJ needs you to write to this committee's members urging them to consider this bill and recommend that it be moved out of committee. Please feel free to create your own letter or use the sample letters linked below. The HLAA-NJ requests that they be copied on any letters that are sent (INFO@HEARINGLOSS-NJ.ORG) For more information about Induction Loops, see the HLAA website.

The committee members are:

Committee Member

e-mail address

Assemblyman Benjie E. Wimberly

Assemblyman William W. Spearman

Assemblyman Clinton  Calabrese

Assemblyman Robert D. Clifton

Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey

Assemblywoman Holly T. Schepisi

Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake

               Sample letter for Individuals Who Use t-coils.docx          Sample letter for Audiologists.docx

               Sample letter for Audiology Students.docx                      Sample letter for Lay Persons.docx

Single License Update


Pursuant to the updated NJ licensing law, audiologists only need a NJ Audiology license to practice audiology and dispense hearing aids.  A NJ licensed audiologist is able to supervise audiology students.  It is important for each audiologist to review their own working situation and know your options.  Audiologist should keep their NJ hearing aid dispensing license if they plan to supervise someone with a hearing aid dispensing permit or license.


If you have specific questions please contact the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs.

Audiology & SLP Advisory Committee

Hearing Aid Dispensers Examining Committee

Message from the President

Alot has changed in the past few weeks. The Corona Virus has affected our lives and audiology practices.  Below are reliable health resources pertaining to protective measures and updates. NJAA is here to support our members in this evolving landscape. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NJ Department of Health & Human Services   
COVID-19 Information by County  


Vacant Position: VP of Professional Issues

It is with a very heavy heart that NJAA announces an opening on our Board of Directors. Bob Woods, our VP of Professional Issues passed away in 2021. Bob was an advocate for NJ audiologists and an integral part of passing the single licensure law.  His dedication to the field of audiology and NJAA is unmatched.  NJAA is looking to fulfill his legacy with an audiologist who is passionate about professional issues that need to be address in NJ.  Interested applicants should contact NJAA via email at:

Who We Are

Founded in 1992, the NJAA has served as a resource for professional and consumers in New Jersey. As audiologists we are professionals who use all of the tools at our disposal to identify and treat hearing, balance, tinnitus and other auditory disorders in individuals across the lifespan.

Board of Directors

President - Donna Goione-Merchant, AuD
Past-President - Janet Koehnke, PhD
Vice President for Education - Faith Mogila, ScD
Vice President for Professional Issues - vacant
Vice President for Membership - Alex Malyarovich, ScD
Vice President for Communication - Ann Marie Olson, ScD
Secretary - Michelle Niedleman-Kennedy, AuD
Treasurer - Joan Besing, PhD

Why Become a Member

As a member of NJAA you will have access to:

  • Reduced registration fees at Continuing Education Events and the Annual NJAA Conference. The Conference is an exceptional continuing education opportunity that brings in outstanding and well-respected speakers and researchers in our field.
  • Professional leadership opportunities on NJAA committees.
  • Access to the Member’s Only Area of the NJAA Website
  • Access to the membership directory as well as networking opportunities with fellow audiologists throughout New Jersey.
  • Access to legislative updates for both state and national issues.
  • Access to the New Jersey Speech and Hearing Association Conference at member rates

The New Jersey Academy of Audiology (NJAA) is dedicated to promoting the public good by fostering the growth, development, recognition, and status of the profession of Audiology and its members. NJAA is a 501c(6) professional, non-profit organization.

Contact us: NJAA
1515 Broad St., Bldg B, 2nd Floor
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

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