The following regulated profession is overseen by the Advisory Council on Hearing Aids. Learn more about applying for a license, associated fees, laws, rules and more by following the link below:
The following information is provided for consumers or potential consumers of hearing aids.
Find a Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist
Use the public database of the Health Licensing Office (HLO) to find a licensed hearing aid specialist. When you access the database, it will open in a separate browser window. When there, take the following steps:
- Board: Choose "HAS - Advisory Council on Hearing Aids"
- License Type: Choose "P - Hearing Aid Specialist, Permanent"
- Status: Choose "Active - Active"
- Type in city or postal code information to find a licensed specialist by geographic area.
The database does not currently include business contact information (phone and street address). Until it does, we suggest using a print or online business directory, or conduct a web search with the specialist's name, key words "hearing aids" and the city or zip code you are looking for.
About the Council
The Advisory Council on Hearing Aids oversees the practice of hearing aid specialists in the State of Oregon. Hearing aid specialists recommend, select or adapt hearing aids and may alter, adjust or reconstruct hearing aids specifications for proper functionality, such as taking ear impressions for proper fit. The Council is composed of:
- One physician licensed in Oregon by the Oregon Medical Board who is certified in otolaryngology (an ear, nose and throat specialist, or ENT).
- One member who holds a clinical certification in audiology with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a member in good standing with that association as well as licensed as an audiologist in Oregon by the Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
- Four individuals who are licensed by HLO to dispense, or sell, hearing aids under Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) Chapter 694.015 to 694.170.
- One public member who is a consumer of hearing aids and does not possess the professional qualifications of the other members.
Terms of office are four years with the possibility of being reappointed to a second term, however; members are appointed and serve at the pleasure of the Governor.