4747.08 Qualifying examination.

After July 1, 1970, no person shall be issued a hearing aid dealer's or fitter's license unless such person has successfully taken and passed a qualifying examination. The qualifying examination shall be a thorough testing of knowledge required for the proper selecting, fitting, and sale of hearing aids, but shall not be such that a medical or surgical education is required for successful completion. It shall consist of written and practical portions which shall include, but not be limited to, the following areas:

(A) Basic physics of sound;

(B) The anatomy and physiology of the human ear;

(C) The function and purpose of hearing aids;

(D) Pure tone audiometry, including air conduction and bone conduction testing;

(E) Live voice or recorded voice speech audiometry, including speech reception threshold testing and speech discrimination testing;

(F) Masking techniques;

(G) Recording and evaluation of audiograms and speech audiometry to determine proper selection and adaptation of hearing aids;

(H) Earmold impression techniques. The hearing aid dealers and fitters licensing board shall design, prepare, and revise such qualifying examinations as are determined necessary by the board pursuant to this chapter. It shall administer all such qualifying examinations and shall designate the time, place, and date the examinations are held. The board shall also furnish all materials and equipment necessary for the conducting of all qualifying examinations.

Effective Date: 11-25-1969