Guidance for OTC Hearing Aids View Announcement

New Rules

Audiometric Screening for Speech-Language Evaluations

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 hearing screenings that are in line with the intended purpose of the rule. These will be posted on the Board’s website in the near future. The Board appreciates the feedback that was received during the rule making process from numerous licensees who work in various practice settings. 

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Statutory Revisions to Audiology Scope of Practice

This link will take you to the bill filed by the NCAA (North Carolina Audiology Association).

House Bill Proposed Revisions

Here is a link to the North Carolina General Assembly page regarding the bill filed by NCAA (North Carolina Audiology Association): https://www.ncleg.gov/BillLookUp/2021/h72

Rules moving from Temporary to Permanent Status

These are in effect as of June 1, 2021.

The Temporary Rules are transitioning from a temporary status to a permanent status. These go into effect June 1, 2021. This should not be confused with the Policy for Hearing Screening.

Temporary Rules