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Do not use the Thentia Portal for SLP-Assistant Changes/ Updates

September 14, 2021

Any changes made in the Thentia Portal for SLP-Assistants are not working. Please use the Assistant’s tab on the Board’s website, for all changes/ updates for Assistants. If you have made changes in the Thentia portal please email [email protected] so the changes may be fixed. Thank you for your patience.

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October is National Audiology Awareness Month

October 3, 2022

October is National Audiology Awareness Month— The American Academy of Audiology and THE NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF EXAMINERS Remind the Public to Protect its Hearing  North Carolina, October 3, 2022— October is National Audiology Awareness Month and the American Academy of Audiology and The North Carolina Board of Examiners are urging the public to be aware of the importance […]

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Guidance for Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

September 30, 2022

As a result of the FDA final rules on over-the-counter hearing aids (see FDA Regulations for Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Sales) the Board has been requested to provide guidance to licensees. The final FDA rule creates two classes of hearing aids, over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription, where one previously existed. Though the ruling emphasizes that the sale […]

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FDA Regulations for OTC Hearing Aid Sales

September 16, 2022

To view the new FDA regulations for over the counter hearing aid sales please click the button below.

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Proposed Rule for Audiometric Screenings for Speech-Language Evaluations

August 31, 2022

On Friday, August 26, 2022, the Board voted to withdraw the proposed rule requiring audiometric screenings as part of all speech-language evaluations. It was determined that unintentional barriers to care would be created with enacting this rule.  Moving forward, the Board will work to create educational reminders for licensees of best practices with regard to […]

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June 15, 2022 Announcement

June 20, 2022

Comment Period Begins June 15, 2022 Pursuant to G.S. 150B 21.2 (e) (f) the Board will enter a comment period for 21 NCAC 64.0212 and 21 NCAC 64 .0221 starting June 15, 2022. The comment period will end August 15, 2022. Please view the Proposed Rule for Audiometric Screening for Speech-Language Evaluations using the button below.  […]

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May 23, 2022 Announcement

June 20, 2022

Please view the Proposed Rule for Audiometric Screening for Speech-Language Evaluations using the button below. If you have any further questions or concerns regarding the Proposed Rule please reach out to Executive Director Denise Brown via email or phone. Please note, there will be a comment period; where licensees can provide feedback and be heard. We will notify […]

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May the Better Hearing and Speech Month

May 2, 2022

Better Hearing and Speech Month is the time for increased awareness about communication disorders, and their available treatments. Please visit the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s website for more information.

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ASLP Interstate Compact Update

March 2, 2022

The inaugural meeting for the ASLP-IC was held January 12th and 13th of 2022. For more information on meetings, rule/regulation updates, you can view the compact information page. The ASLP-IC will accept public comments on the draft Rule on Rulemaking. You may direct your comments to Isabel Eliassen at [email protected] The first meeting of the ASLP-IC Rules Committee […]

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Temporary Licensees and Supervisors

February 28, 2022

Hello Temporary Licensees and Supervisors! Please view the following tutorial below. The tutorial shows you how to upload SEY Report hours. Also, this tutorial explains how to go from temporary to permanent licensure.

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