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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3/6/12  10:30 am
Commenter: Melissa D. Albright, Au.D.

Licensed Doctors of Audiology should be exempt from the hearing aid examination

The Au.D. professional degree provides education, training, required adherence to a specific code of ethics, and appreciation for our fiduciary responsibility to the public that should exempt licensed audiologists from a costly and time consuming examination that demonstrates no knowledge not already proven by the granting of the degree and the state license.

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