The International Society of Audiology has its official seat in Geneva, Switzerland. Its functions are described in its Statutes. The International Society of Audiology has recently gone through a restructuring procedure to open up membership for all people working in Audiology, either in health care or research, and to connect with all societies working in the field.
The required changes in the Rules and Regulations of the Society have been adopted at the General Assembly meeting, held in Bari, Italy in June 1996. Further changes were made by a lawyer and the new Statutes and Bylaws have been adopted at the General Assembly meeting in Buenos Aires in September, 1998. The reorganized structure has been implemented at the congress in the Hague, the Netherlands in 2000. ISA is now seeking charitable organization status.
The effects of restructuring have been:
- lower fee for its journal, which was Audiology and is now the merged International Journal of Audiology
- more involvement of ISA in affiliated Societies
- more involvement in the actions of CIOMS and WHO
- ISA now takes part in the working group of WHO on the provision of hearing aids in the developing world higher interest in Hearing International higher membership
- organization of biannual congresses on Audiology
- organization of workshops and seminars either separate or under the combined responsibility with affiliated regional or national Audiology Societies
- publication of the scientific International Journal of Audiology
- publication of a newsletter in co-operation with regional and national Societies
- distribution of the newsletter of Hearing International
- advancement of the interests of all those working in Audiology or related fields
- advancement of the interests of the hearing impaired and deaf community
- advancement of measures to prevent deafness and hearing impairment