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New York State & Federal Law, Regulations & Professional Conduct for Hearing Aid Dispensing (.1 CEUs)

Recorded On: 01/14/2015

New York State & Federal Law, Regulations & Professional Conduct for Hearing Aid Dispensing

Recorded January 14, 2015

Duration: 1 hour

Presenter: Barbara Kruger, PhD

CEUs: .1 CEUs

Who Should Attend: Audiologists who hold NYS Hearing Aid Dispensing Registration (Licenses)

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Program Focus: Knowledge

Learner Outcomes:
Upon completion, each participant in the eAudiology Web seminar will be able to:
1. State who must register as a hearing aid dispenser in NY and explain the renewal requirements
2. Explain the requirement for medical/ORL evaluation and clearance for the purchase of a hearing aid in NY
3. Describe the requirements pertaining to giving candidates for hearing aids a copy of their audiogram/hearing test in NY
4. Summarize what educational materials should be provided to the consumer and what should be explained to the consumer about the selected hearing aid(s) being purchased
5. Compare and contrast the required process for obtaining a trainee registration/license for AuD students and other dispenser trainees.

Description: The New York Department of State has mandated continuing education on regulations for hearing aid dispensing prior to renewal of all individual hearing aid dispensers registrations/licenses. This eAudiology Web seminar will review and discuss Federal and State regulations pertaining to hearing aid dispensing in New York State.

Barbara Kruger, PhD has a notable career in audiology spans over 30 years. She received her PhD from the City University of NY - Graduate Center in 1975. Her extensive experience in audiology includes serving as Director of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology in the Department of Otohinolaryngology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Montefiore Medical Center (1978 - 1987); Assistant Professor of Audiology at Columbia University (1975-1978); Adjunct Full Professor at the St. John's University arm of the three-university Au.D. Consortium in Long Island, NY (2008); and numerous other respected roles in clinical audiology, academia and research. She has served the public in varied capacities since 1969 including as a Rotarian for over 24 years. Dr. Kruger is one of the founders of the Hearing Care Group (HCG) a buying cooperative consisting of over 30 independent audiology practices established in 1996 that offers continuing education and collegial business practice resources for its members. She has been active in many professional organizations and has been a member of the NY State Hearing Aid Dispensing Advisory Board since its inception. In addition to running her private practice, Dr. Kruger currently participates in research projects, and is involved in training and consulting.


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