NY State & Federal Law, Regulations, & Professional Conduct for Hearing Aid Dispensing: Updated 2022 (0.1 AAA/Tier 1 CEUs)
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 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. Explain the renewal requirements, including those for continuing education, for those who must register as a hearing aid dispenser in the state of New York.
2. Describe the requirements for giving hearing aid candidates a copy of their audiogram/hearing test and summarize the educational materials that should be provided to the consumer.
3. Explain the requirement for a medical/ORL evaluation and clearance for the purchase of a hearing aid in NY state, in light of pending federal regulations.
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.
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