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  9:41 am
Commenter: Dr. Karen Mercer, Audiologist

HA/audiologist lic. board & exams

Audiologists and hearing aid dispensers are 2 different but related professions. The patients are confused, and THAT is a dis-service to the public. Nurses /PA's and Docs are different professions and are presented to the public as such. We are here to serve the patients. Not confuse them.

Would you want to see a physical therapist regarding a surgery consult, thinking all the while you are seeing a physcian???

I recommend separate license/and exam/and board of examiners for Audiologists and HA dispensers.

Again, we are here to serve the patients. Think about it!




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