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Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters Licensing Board

The Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters Licensing Board, in accordance with Chapter 4747 of the Ohio Revised Code, oversees the practice of fitting and selling hearing aids in Ohio. The Board is responsible for examining and licensing individuals and businesses that practice in the state, and for monitoring compliance with the Board’s laws and rules.

New! Board consolidation and transition

Use this link to download an important announcement regarding the new State Speech and Hearing Professionals Board; the result of the upcoming merger of the Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters Licensing Board and the Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. The new Board becomes effective January 21, 2018.

New! eLicense.Ohio.gov

The Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters Licensing Board has completed our move to the state of Ohio’s new web-based online licensing system.

When you log in to eLicense.Ohio.gov for the first time, you will need to create a new account. The Board has provided you with the initial new account information by email. Information needed to create your new account includes:

• Your social security number,
• A security code (to be provided to you by the Board within 2 weeks),
• Your date of birth, and
• Your email address (the one on file with the Board).

You will then be required to create a password. Once your new account is successfully set up, you will log in using your email and password. Your current information will have been ported to the new system.

Go to eLicense.Ohio.gov for more information.

New! CE tracking system

In order to simplify your license renewal process, we have partnered with CE Broker as our official CE tracking system. Go to the Board’s Continuing Education page for more information on CE Broker.

License Renewal

All renewals are completed online. You can begin your License Renewal here.

Board Members

Susan Turano, HAS : Chair
Matthew Starner, HAS : Vice Chair
William Blazer : Public Member
David Faught : Public Member
Susan LaChance, AuD : Audiologist
Michael Pratt, HAS
Alexandra Simon : ODH Director’s Representative
Vacant : Otolaryngologist

Board Calendar2017 Board Calendar

The 2017 Board calendar is available for download.

2017 Board Meetings

Board meetings are held on Fridays unless otherwise indicated. Meetings begin at 9:00 a.m. Enter the Ohio Department of Health building at 35 East Chestnut Street, in downtown Columbus. Email hearing@odh.ohio.gov at least three (3) business days prior to the meeting to ensure that you are added to the Security Roster. You must have a photo ID in order to enter the building. No back packs are allowed.

March 3
May 5 
July 12

September 15
Rescheduled to October 6
November 3

Continuing Education

Attending a Board meeting meets the one-hour continuing education requirement in “ethics or Ohio state law” under Ohio A.C. 4747-1-11(C)(1).

2017 Examinations

Practical exams are held on Fridays unless otherwise indicated. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. and exams begin at 9:00 a.m. and last all day. You must have a photo ID in order to enter the building.

February 24
April 21
June 23
August 25

October 27

Ohio Law and Rules (OLR) exams are held on the first Tuesday of each month except July. There was no 2017 July OLR exam.

Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force

Learn about signs and indicators of human trafficking and who it impacts in Ohio by watching the Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force Training Video. Contact the Human Trafficking Hotline at (888) 3737-888.

Contact the Board

hearing@odh.ohio.gov

Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters Licensing Board
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215-2406
(614) 466-5215 Telephone
(614) 564-2484 Fax

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Page updated 09/08/2017

2017 Board Calendar