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  3:00 pm
Commenter: Advanced Hearing Aids & Audiology, LLC

Waiver for audiologists

As an audiologist who has practiced in Maryland and Virginia for 27 years, I feel that it is unnecessary for audiologists to take the hearing aid dealers examination.  I did not have to take an examination in Maryland in order to dispense hearing aids.  I would also like to express my support by acknowleding that other states have long abandoned the need for either two licenses and/or minimally an audiologist having to take an exam for a dispensing license.  


Sharon Wicker, AuD, FAAA, CCC-A

Doctor of Audiology

29 Fairfax St SE, Leesburg, VA 20175  703-777-6424


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