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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3/9/12  2:12 pm
Commenter: Dr. Maria Morrison

Doctors of Audiology should be exempt for 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. Many states do not require Audiolgosits to take both exams.
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