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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3/13/12  2:32 pm
Commenter: Kathryn S. Trolenberg, M.Ed, Riverside ENT Physicians & Surgeons

Hearing Aid Specialist License is Ridiculous

No need to make this's odd to require that a professional with an advanced degree in audiology take the same test that someone with a high school diploma takes (and yet and ENT is exempt from the entire process).  I think the 6-8 years of college are enough to qualify us to fit hearing aids.  If you want to be sure we are current with the state laws, fine, by all means have us tested on those.  The rest of it is redundant and insulting.

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