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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3/14/12  7:06 am
Commenter: Scott D. Rankins, M.S., CCC-SLP, Past President SpeechLanguage Hearing Asoc

Amendments to Board for Hearing Aid Specialists Regulations 2012

The Speech-Language Hearing Association of Virginia (SHAV) supports that Audiologists with their indepth education of Audiology and Hearing function and disorders should be exempt from having to take an examination to dispense heaering aids. There is quite a discrepancy between the education required of an Audiologist and a person who is a Hearing Aid Specialist. There are no strict educational guidelines for Hearing Aid Specialists. 

SHAV supports a decision to exempt Audiologists form having to take this test.

Scott D. Rankins, M.S>, CCC-SLP

Current Position as Past President of SHAV

Speech-Language Pathologist

Private Practice

Lynchburg VA


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