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, 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
Visual Reinforcement Audiometry for Infants 2024
Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) Testing in Babies 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
Acoustics of Sound Field Audiometry in Clinical Audiological Applications 2022
Guidelines for the Early Audiological Assessment and Management of Babies Referred from the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme 2022 2022
Taking an aural impression: children under 5 years of age 2022
Ear Examination 2022
Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs) Testing in paediatric and adult audiology 2022
Cortical Auditory Evoked Potential (CAEP) Testing 2022
Cochlear Microphonic Testing 2019
Assessment And Management of Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD) in Young Infants 2019
Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing for Post-newborn and Adult 2019
Recommended stimulus reference levels for ABR systems 2019
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
Assessment Guidelines for the Distraction Test of Hearing 2018
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) – An overview of current management 2011

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