Guidance Documents

Our internationally respected BSA documents provide evidence-based guidance to clinicians. They follow a rigorous production process of authoring, internal review, expert peer review and public consultation. They are produced by the BSA Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Professional Guidance Group (PGG), who have overall responsibility for maintaining documents. We always welcome comments and questions, which should be sent to All of the documents listed are current. Those that are beyond their review date are under review, but remain current until replaced.

Title Date Download
Tympanometry and Acoustic Reflex Thresholds 2024
Aural Care (Ear Wax Removal) 2023
Auditory Steady State Response (ASSR) Testing 2023
Audiological assessment and hearing aid provision for patients with a programmable ventriculo-peritoneal (PVP) shunt 2023
Minimum Training Guidelines Surveillance Audiometry 2023
Surveillance Audiometry 2023
Acoustics of Sound Field Audiometry in Clinical Audiological Applications 2022
Basic audiometry and tympanometry 2022
Minimum Training Guidelines – Ear Examination 2022
Determination of uncomfortable loudness levels 2022
Rinne and Weber tuning fork tests 2022
Ear Examination 2022
Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs) Testing in paediatric and adult audiology 2022
Cortical Auditory Evoked Potential (CAEP) Testing 2022
Tinnitus in Adults 2021
Audiological Rehabilitation for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities 2021
Audiological Assessment for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities. 2021
Access to Audiology Services for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities 2021
Fitting of combination hearing aids for subjects with tinnitus 2020
Assessment of speech understanding in noise in adults with hearing difficulties 2019
Verification of hearing devices using probe microphone measurements 2018
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) 2018
Otoscopy and impression taking – Minimum training standards 2018
Pure tone air and bone conduction threshold audiometry with and without masking 2018
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) – An overview of current management 2011

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