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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3/12/12  3:55 pm
Commenter: Kim Cavitt, AuD, Audiology Resources, Inc.

Audiologists should be exempt from the examination requirements of dual licensure

Audiologists in 36 states, many of which with large population bases, are allowed to dispense hearing aids under the terms of their audiology license and, as such, are not required to obtain a second license or complete a second qualifying examination.  This requirement for duplicate licensure can put an undue hardship on audiologists and can make employement in Virginia less attractive to the most sought after audiologists.  This requirement for iual licensure should be repealed.

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