Maine Revised Statutes

§17302. Examination requirements

1. Audiology and speech-language pathology.  Each applicant for licensure as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist under this chapter must pass an examination approved by the board.
[ 2007, c. 369, Pt. C, §3 (NEW); 2007, c. 369, Pt. C, §5 (AFF) .]
2. Hearing aid dealer and fitter.  Each applicant for licensure as a hearing aid dealer and fitter under this chapter must pass an examination approved by the board. The qualifying examination consists of, but is not limited to:
A. Tests of knowledge in the following areas as they pertain to the fitting and sale of hearing aids:
(1) Basic physics of sound;
(2) The anatomy and physiology of the ear;
(3) The function of hearing aids; and
(4) Types of hearing loss and deafness; and [2007, c. 369, Pt. C, §3 (NEW); 2007, c. 369, Pt. C, §5 (AFF).]
B. Practical tests of proficiency in the following techniques as they pertain to the fitting of hearing aids:
(1) Pure tone audiometry, including air conduction testing and bone conduction testing;
(2) Live voice or recorded voice speech audiometry, including speech reception threshold testing and speech recognition testing;
(3) Criteria for masking;
(4) Recording and evaluation of audiograms and speech audiometry to determine proper selection and adaptation of a hearing aid;
(5) Taking ear mold impressions; and
(6) Evidence of knowledge regarding consumer laws as they apply to licensees and trainees. [2007, c. 369, Pt. C, §3 (NEW); 2007, c. 369, Pt. C, §5 (AFF).]
[ 2007, c. 369, Pt. C, §3 (NEW); 2007, c. 369, Pt. C, §5 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2007, c. 369, Pt. C, §3 (NEW). 2007, c. 369, Pt. C, §5 (AFF).

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