Committee of Hearing Aid Dealer Examiners

Notice - Effective July 1, 2017

Effective July 1, 2017 pursuant to house Enrolled Act 1308, IC 25-20-1-5 is repealed eliminating the Student Hearing Aid Dealer Certificate. You may continue you education under a licensed Hearing Aid Dealer, who will be responsible for unsuring compliance with Indiana law. All active Student Hearing Aid Dealer certificates will now show an expiration date of July 1, 2017 with an Expired/Non-Renewable status. For further details, please refer to the enrolled act, which can be accessed by clicking here.

Notice - Effective December 12, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration has released a guidance document indicating FDA does not intend to enforce the medical clearance and recordkeeping requirements found in 21 C.F.R. 801.421(a) and (d) at this time. You may view the guidance document here. Per the FDA, this guidance is non-binding and may be revised in the future.

Per the guidance document, this only applies to Class I air-conduction hearing aids and Class II wireless air-conduction hearing aids.  It does not apply to Class II bone-conduction hearing aids, hearing aids labeled as prescription only, and hearing aids for individuals under 18.

844 IAC 9-6-3(3) is not affected by this guidance and still remains in effect:

Section 3(3): A hearing aid dealer shall be required, but not be limited to, do the following: make reasonable efforts to obtain a consultation with a physician or audiologist whenever requested to do so by a client or by those responsible for a client’s care.

Further questions regarding the FDA guidance document should be directed to the FDA by contacting Eric Mann at 301-796-5620.  Please note that neither the Committee nor its staff can provide legal advice or guidance.

Notice - Effective July 1, 2017

IC 25-20-1-5 is repealed.  This eliminates the Student Hearing Aid Dealer Certificates.

Licensing Information

Application and Instructions
Examination Information
Verification of State Licensure Form

All applicants for registration as a hearing aid dealer are required to pass the written examination before being permitted to take the practical examinations.

Resources

Statutes & Rules
Renewal Information
Fee Schedule
Continuing Education Requirements
Verifying your License to another State Board or Organization

Committee Information

Hearing Aid Dealer Committee Members
Committee Meeting Dates
Meeting Minutes and Agendas

Consumer Information

Consumer Complaint Process

Staff Information

Darren R. Covington, J.D., Director
Jody Edens, Assistant Director
Terri Sherman, Customer Service Representative
Ronika Turner, Customer Service Representative
Nakita Whyde, Customer Service Representative

Staff Phone Number: (317) 234-2067
Staff Email Address:
pla4@pla.in.gov

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
Attn: Hearing Aid Dealer Committee
402 West Washington Street, W072
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204