Hearing Aid Dispenser Continuing Education

Hearing Aid Dispenser Continuing Education Course Providers

Currently, Hearing Aid Dispensers must complete 20 hours of Department of State approved continuing education. At least two of these hours must include the topic of infection control and at least one hour must include New York State and Federal law, regulations and professional conduct.

Currently, NYS Licensed Audiologists registered as a Hearing Aid Dispensers must complete four hours of Hearing Aid Dispenser continuing education. At least two of these hours must include the topic of infection control and at least one hour must include New York State and Federal law, regulations and professional conduct. Such hours may be earned in satisfaction of continued licensure under article 159 of the Education Law, as long as the registrant demonstrates completion of the required topics.

Hearing Aid Disperser continuing education requirement change effective January 1, 2019:

Hearing Aid Dispensers submitting a renewal application on or after January 1, 2019 must complete 20 hours of Department of State approved continuing education.  At least one of these hours must include the topic of telecoil (t-coil) and other assistive listening devices, at least one hour of infection control and at least one hour of New York State and Federal law, regulations and professional conduct in addition to the remainder of the required continuing education hours.

NYS Licensed Audiologists registered as Hearing Aid Dispensers submitting a renewal application on or after January 1, 2019 must complete four hours of Hearing Aid Dispenser continuing education.  At least one of these hours must include the topic of telecoil (t-coil) and other assistive listening devices, at least one hour of infection control and at least one hour of New York State and Federal law, regulations and professional conduct in addition to the remaining one hour of continuing education. Such hours may be earned in satisfaction of continued licensure under article 159 of the Education Law, as long as the registrant demonstrates completion of the required topics.

Below you will find an alphabetical list of schools that have received approval to offer hearing aid dispenser continuing education for hearing aid dispenser licensees. The address listed for each school is their business address and not always the location where the school offers their courses.  Contact the school to obtain the address where the course is presented.

The Department of State does not approve nor accept Hearing Aid Dispenser distance learning courses for credit. Approved courses vary in length from 1 to 20 hours and are offered in a class room setting. Please note that course approvals are issued on an annual basis. Contact the course provider directly to verify they have renewed their program for the current period.

A registrant who completes a course of study offered outside of New York State, which course has not been approved by the Department of State, may file an equivalency application along with official documentation of satisfactory completion, and the official description of the course.

Instructors of approved hearing aid dispenser qualifying or continuing education courses may be awarded one hour of continuing education credit for each hour of instruction during a registration cycle. Credit shall not be awarded for teaching the same course more than once in a registration cycle. Instructors must submit evidence of such experience with an equivalency application.

Hearing aid dispenser courses of study are approved and supervised by the Department of State. All inquiries and complaints against approved educational providers should be directed to the Bureau of Educational Standards by email at dosedmailing@dos.ny.gov.

LIST OF HEARING AID DISPENSER CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE PROVIDERS

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF AUDIOLOGY
8300 GREENSBORO DRIVE, SUITE 750
MCLEAN, VA 22102-3611
(703) 790-8466

AMPLIFON USA
5000 CHESHIRE LANE
PLYMOUTH, MN 55446
(763) 268-4074

ASSOCIATED HEARING AID CORP
7700 FRONTAGE ROAD
CICERO, NY 13039
(315) 427-8434

BELTONE ELECTRONICS CORP
4201 WEST VICTORIA STREET
CHICAGO, IL 60646
(800) 621-1275

BERNAFONLLC
2501 COTTONTAIL LANE
SOMERSET, NJ 08873
(888) 942-4203

CLEAR SOUND INC
206 HENRY STREET
KINGSTON, NY 12401
(845) 430-9080

COSTCO HEARING AID CENTER
999 LAKE DRIVE
ISSAQUAH, WA 98027
(425) 313-6693

THE HEARING CARE GROUP
C/O AUDIOLOGY OF NASSAU
165 NORTH VILLAGE AVENUE, SUITE 119
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY 11570
(516) 764-2094

HEARING HEALTHCARE ALLIANCE OF NY INC
3 WOODBRIDGE TERRACE
FAIRPORT, NY 14450
(585) 419-9702

HEARUSA
10455 RIVERSIDE DRIVE
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL  33410
(201) 394-5438

OTICON INC
29 SCHOOLHOUSE ROAD
SOMERSET, NJ 08875-6724
(800) 227-3921

SIVANTOS INC
10 CONSTITUTION AVENUE
PISCATAWAY, NJ 08855-6154
(800) 766-4500

SOUNDS FOR LIFE
421 EAST STREET
ROCHESTER, NY 14607
(585) 248-5212

STARKEY LABORATORIES
6600 WASHINGTON AVENUE SOUTH
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN 55344
(800) 328-8602

UNITRON HEARING
2300 BERKSHIRE LANE
PLYMOUTH, MN 55441
(888) 888-8882