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  5:08 pm
Commenter: Dr. Bettie Borton

VA regs for licensed audiologists


Alabama does not require that doctoral level audiologists hold hearing aid dealers' license. This matter was resolved decades ago in our state. The state Attorney General's office rendered an opinion that such duplicity in licensure was not needed. The requirements of the AuD degree far exceed those of the hearing aid dealers' license, thus the AuD audiologist should not need to stand for licensure exam to dispense hearing instruments.



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