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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3/13/12  3:35 pm
Commenter: Jason R. Howe, MS, FAAA; Yankton Medical Clinic, PC

Audiologist do not need to duplicate licensing

Please review the Academy of Doctors of Audiology and the American Academy of Audiology scope of practice for audiologist.  Hearing aid dispensing is within the scope of practice for audiologist, and by virtue of being licensed as an audiologist, a license to dispense hearing aids is redundant and not necessary for an audiologist.

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