Listen Technologies Supports Consumer Education on Hearing Aids
Listen Technologies Corporation recently lent their support for the bill HB112, which passed in the Utah State House of Representatives and became effective on May 12, 2015. The bill “modifies the requirements for practicing as an audiologist or as a hearing instrument specialist”; and it “requires a licensed audiologist or a licensed hearing instrument specialist to inform each patient about hearing instruments that work with assistive listening systems when offering to sell the patient a hearing instrument.” Similar measures have passed in New York, Rhode Island, Arizona and Florida.
As a longtime advocate of the right of consumers to know that assistive listening is mandatory in many public venues, Listen Technologies supported the bill as it helps to educate consumers about assistive listening systems at the initial discussion regarding the selection of the hearing aids. This timing makes it optimal for the audiologist/hearing aid dispenser to recommend and order the correct product. Read More >>>