Why Should I Join PAA?
PAA is the Voice Of Audiology in PA. Through your membership and PAC donations, we have a say in our legislation and scope of practice. Membership and our PAC fund directly support our lobbyist, who fights to support YOU!
If you have questions, we are here to help. PAA works as a team to be sure to provide each other help and support in addition to lobbying for our professional rights. Our members only resource page provides important information to benefit your practice. As a member, you have access to browse and share job openings, and you are able to network with hundreds of audiologists throughout our state.
We need your support! PAA makes a difference in the way you practice Audiology in Pennsylvania. Join, volunteer, and shape the field of audiology in Pennsylvania!
What portion of PAA membership dues are tax deductible?
Dues paid for PAA membership are not deductible as a charitable expense on your Federal Income Tax Return. They are not deductible as trade or business expenses if ordinary and necessary in the conduct of your business as the portion of the dues attributed to activities defined by the Internal Revenue Service as “lobbying expense” is not deductible. PAA has determined that 100% of your dues payment is not deductible for income tax purposes. The amount of dues that is tax deductible is determined as a direct correlation between dues income for the Association and the amount which is paid for lobbying. In 2014, dues income was approximately $13,800 and government relations expense was over $25,000. This is why none of PAA dues are tax deductible.
What do I do if I have a concern about an audiologist or hearing instrument specialist?
If you or a patient have a concern about a provider or company, you have the right and responsibility to report this. Contact the Pennsylvania Department of Health here or with this form to express your concern. You should also share this information with your patients. More questions? Contact a PAA board member or visit our Members' Resource Page.
Do you have another question? Let us know, and we will do our best to answer your question and share important information with our members.