Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Hearing Aid Specialists and Opticians
Hearing Aid Specialists Regulations [18 VAC 80 ‑ 20]
Action Amendments to Board for Hearing Aid Specialists Regulations 2012
Comment Period Ended on 3/14/2012
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3/7/12  8:44 pm
Commenter: sandy burkes-campbell Maico Audiological Services, Newport News, Chesapeake

Proposed changes to hearing aid dispensing license

REquiring audiologists to obtain a hearing aid dealers license is unecessary.  I have owned an audiology practice in Virginia since 1995  and when I hire a new audiologist they must leave work for two days to go to Richmond and take exams on something they already know how to do!.  This puts a tremendous hardship on our staff and places a financial burden on my practice.  It does not harm the public in any way to waive the hearing aid dealers license for audiologists.  We have years of post graduate training in treating patients with hearing loss (incuding fitting hearing instruments.)  I am in favor of dropping this license which places an unfair financial burden on my practice.


Sandy Burkes Campbell

Maico Audiological Services



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