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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3/8/12  3:44 pm
Commenter: Mavis W. Garrett, Au.D., CCC-A

Hearing aid licensure is duplication

Certified audiologists licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia to perform professional audiological services are credentialed by virtue of extensive educational background and verification of knowledge of diagnosis and rehabilitation of the ear. This includes education both formal and practical. Besides being a duplification of licensure, it is time consuming as well as financially unnecessary. I find it fiscally irresponsible for Virginia to require redundant examination.

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