NY State and Federal Law, Regulations, and Professional Conduct for Hearing Aid Dispensing: Updated 2023 (0.1 AAA/Tier 1 CEUs)
Includes a Live Web Event on 03/23/2023 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
- Non-member - $55
- Member - $30
- Student - $10
Presenter(s): Barbara Kruger, PhD
CEUs: 0.1 AAA/Tier 1 CEUs
Duration: 60 minutes
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Program Focus: Knowledge
This web seminar will provide a current review and discussion of federal and state regulations pertaining to hearing aid (HA) dispensing in the state of New York. There will be a detailed summary of current New York State rules and regulations pertaining to hearing aid dispensing. This will include a summary of pending changes in federal versus New York State rules and regulations, rules pertaining to HA registration, pertinent issues for AuD students, and registration renewal issues.
In addition, the seminar will review required verbiage for audiograms, New York State requirements for posting, record-keeping, and providing consumer information, and hearing aid-related rules and requirements, as well as a summary of relevant legislative issues.
1. State who must register as a hearing aid dispenser in New York and explain the renewal requirements including those for continuing education.
2. Explain the regulations pertaining to medical/ORL evaluation and clearance for the purchase of an over-the-counter and prescription hearing aids in New York state, in light of current federal regulations.
3. Describe the requirements for giving candidates for hearing aids a copy of their audiogram/hearing test in New York state and summarize the educational materials and forms that should be provided to the consumer, and what should be explained to the consumer about the prescription hearing aid(s) being purchased in New York state.
Barbara Kruger, PhD
Dr. Barbara Kruger’s notable career in audiology spans over 40 years. She received her Ph.D. 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 Otorhinolaryngology 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 34 years.
Dr. Kruger is one of the founders of the Hearing Care Group (HCG) a buying cooperative consisting of over 20 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 from its inception until May 2012 and remains in active communication to the present. In addition to running her private practice, Dr. Kruger currently participates in research projects, and is involved in training and consulting.