Wyoming Licensing Requirements for Hearing Aid Dispensers
The profession of hearing aid dispenser is regulated at the state level and each state maintains its own standards for licensure or registration.
Initial Licensure Requirements
- be of majority age
- have an education equivalent to a four-year course in an accredited high school
- have successfully passed a written and practical exam
Persons holding a current license in good standing issued by another state shall be issued a license without examination by the Board of Hearing Aid Specialists provided that the applicant presents proof satisfactory to the Board that the other state has requirements and programs for determining whether applicants are qualified to dispense or fit hearing aids that are equivalent or more stringent than those in effect in Wyoming.
Each licensee shall earn a minimum of 10 clock hours of Board-approved continuing education every year as a condition of renewal.
A temporary permit may be issued for a period of one year to an applicant pending the next administration of the examination who otherwise meets the qualifications. A temporary permit will be issued to an applicant who is sponsored by a licensed hearing aid specialist. A temporary permit issued with supervision may be renewed once upon written request of the permittee and the sponsor.
Audiologists may dispense under an audiology license.
The members of the Board of Hearing Aid Specialists shall be residents of the state. The board shall consist of five members. Three members shall be hearing aid specialists, one member shall be a certified otolaryngologist, and one member shall be a clinical audiologist, licensed in Wyoming. Each hearing aid specialist on the board shall have not less than five years of experience and shall hold a valid license as a hearing aid specialist.
A hearing aid trial period is not addressed in the law/regulations.
Mail Order/Internet Sales
Mail order dispensing/Internet sales are not addressed in the law/regulations.
The information contained herein was collected and summarized annually. For detailed information on hearing aid dispenser requirements, contact the state board and visit this website:
Hearing Specialists Laws and Regulations [PDF]
Questions regarding state advocacy issues? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Advocacy Team.