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  2:35 pm
Commenter: Kristen Kramer, AuD, CCC-A

Audiologists should not need duplicate Hearing Aid Dispenser Certification

The educational background and clinical experience obtained while completing a Doctor of Audiology degree includes all the necessary training to dispense hearing aids as well as to perfom the additional functions specific to being an Audiologist.  I personally work in the State of MO which several years ago opted to no longer require Audiologists to have a dual license as an Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dispenser.   I support this legislation.

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