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  5:40 pm
Commenter: Mary Ann C. Gaskin, AuD

AuD licensure

 A neighbor state, Delaware, no longers require Audiologist to hold dual licensure. This went into effect on 8/1/2011. This change was a results of changes to our licensure making the AuD, the entry level professional degree. The legislators were confident the the audiologist has sufficient training during their academic education and hands on extenship.  Masters degree audiologst were grandfathered in with this law. Public safety was our professional responsibility. Our education and for many Board certified Audiologist are taking mandatory ethics courses. This is not a component of the hearing aid exam.




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