If you employ audiologists at your hearing aid business, you should be aware that audiologists must comply with OAR 335-005-0025(10) under the Board of Examiners of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
The rule states that an audiologist must be “physically present” for at least 30 hours a month at the hearing aid business if the business advertises audiology services. The rule applies to any audiologist employed by a hearing aid business, but not to the hearing aid business or hearing aid specialist(s) who own and operate the business.
If the audiologist employed by a hearing aid business violates the rule, the audiologist can be cited by the audiology board.
“While audiologists are responsible for complying with their own regulations, we’re communicating this to our licensees as a courtesy,” OHLA Regulatory Operations Manager Bob Bothwell says. “We’re here to protect the public, but we also want to foster a positive business environment within our regulated professions and related professions.”