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States Permitting Hearing Aid Dispensing with Audiology License

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina*
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming**
*Doctoral level only; others must obtain HA Dispenser license
**Not included in practice act but AG’s opinion advised that audiologists can dispense.

Separate Hearing Aid Specialist License Required for Dispensing Audiologists:

District of Columbia; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; New Hampshire; New York; Pennsylvania (unless working for a company which has obtained a hearing aid dealers license); Virginia [Total of 8 States}

Nevada does not require a separate license but does require a dispensing endorsement on the audiology license based on passage of the written and practical exam of the National Board for Certification of Hearing Instrument Sciences

National Council of State Boards of Examiners


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