WEST VIRGINIA

Conversations are happening across the country to ensure safe, quality hearing assistance is available to those who need it. Check out the below to see what’s happening in West Virginia.

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Did You Know?

Almost 25% of West Virginia’s population suffers from some form of hearing loss.

LATEST CONSUMER PROTECTION ACTION

January 18, 2022. 

NAAG Responds to FDA’s Comment Request on New Over-The-Counter Hearing Aid Rules.

“In response to a request for comments from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding new rules regulating over-the-counter hearing aids, NAAG submitted comments encouraging the FDA to take the below steps to ensure that states maintain a role as regulators in this emerging market.”

LATEST 2022 LEGISLATIVE NEWS

SB 394. 

Sponsor: Senator David Sypolt (R) 

This measure will authorize the Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology to promulgate a legislative rule relating to Licensure of Speech-Pathology and Audiology for telepractice services.

HB 4233. 

Sponsor: Delegate Geoffrey Foster (R) 

This measure will authorize the Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology to promulgate a legislative rule establishing the qualifications necessary to obtain a license as an Interstate Telepractice Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist, as well as general regulations on telepractice services.