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  3:58 pm
Commenter: Robert Scharber, Au.D. F-AAA East Valley Hearing Center,Inc.

Audiologist Waiver of HA Exam

I am the chairperson for the Dept.of Health Services Advisory Committee for Special Licensing in Arizona. Our state has moved forward on seperate licences for Audiologists and hearing aid dispensers. Audiologists that dispense are licensed based on graduating from an accredited institution and do not have to take the hearing aid exam to dispense.  It was passed several years ago and has worked well in Arizona.  In fact, Audiologists and hearing aid dealers support each other on many issues.  

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