American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Indiana Licensing Requirements for Hearing Aid Dispensers

The information below is collected from state licensure boards or regulatory agencies responsible for regulating the professions of hearing aid dispensers. The information is reviewed on an annual basis. Please be advised that laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time, so always check with your state for the most up-to-date information.

Initial Licensure

  • be 18 years of age or older
  • be a high school graduate (or its equivalent)
  • have not been convicted of:
    • an act which would constitute a ground for disciplinary sanction; or
    • a crime that has a direct bearing on the applicant's ability to practice competently
  • have passed a written and practical exam
  • held a student hearing aid dealer certificate of registration at the time the applicant applied for a hearing aid dealer certificate of registration

Reciprocity

Reciprocity is not addressed in the law/regulations.

Interim Practice

Student hearing aid dealer certificates of registration are granted for those who meet the requirements for licensure except for the examination requirement. A student applicant must be employed or directly supervised in the fitting of hearing aids by a registrant holding a valid registration. The student hearing aid dealer certificate of registration shall expire one year from the date of its issuance except that at the discretion of the Committee of Hearing Aid Dealer Examiners. The certificate may be reissued for one additional year only.

Continuing Education

In order to renew a hearing aid dealer certificate of registration, a registrant must complete at least 20 hours of credit in continuing education courses.

Audiologist Dispensing

An audiologist may dispense under an audiology license.

Trial Period

A hearing aid trial period is not addressed in the law/regulations.

Mail Order/Internet Sales

Mail order dispensing and internet sales are not addressed in the law/regulations.

Board Oversight

Committee of Hearing Aid Dealer Examiners

Resources

For further information on laws and regulations for speech-language pathologists and audiologists, please visit this website:

Hearing Aid Dispenser Practice Act & Rules and Regulations [PDF]

Questions regarding state advocacy issues? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Advocacy Team.

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