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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3/10/12  11:29 pm
Commenter: Linda Carr-Kraft, M.A, CCC-A, FAAA

Audiologists should be exempt from the Virginia Hearing Aid Dealer's licensure

Audiologists are required to successfully complete both a graduate and undergraduate degree; in addition, they must also complete a clinical fellowhip year under the supersvision of licensed audiologist  to be certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association .  They are extensively trained in the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, the diagnosis and management of hearing loss and hearing aid technology.  Requiring them to take this exam is redundant to their education and experience.     

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