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  11:09 am
Commenter: Anne E Hogan, MS, CCC-A

Audiologist and hearing aid licensure

I am pleased the legislation is taking this opportunity to affirm Audiologists as the professionals they are- health care providers who can both diagnose and treat hearing disorders. The current law requiring Audiologists to obtain both Audiology licensure and a separate hearing aid license is demeaning, and would be analogous to requiring a dentist to receive special licensure before filling a cavity. Thank you for your support of the profession of Audiology.


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