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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 law and rules.

The Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters Board has reviewed Chapter 4747-1 of the Ohio Administrative Code (“OAC”), and is proposing rules with amendments.  Please review the Draft Proposed Rules Here

.OPHAB Comments ButtonPlease review the rules and provide any comments you may have by November 10, 2016 to the address below. Please include the words "Draft Amendments to Chapter 4747-1” in the subject line of all comments sent via regular mail or e-mail. The Board will review and consider the comments received before the rule is submitted for formal rule proposal and adoption proceedings. Thank you. Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters Licensing Board Draft Amendments to Chapter 4747-1 246 N. High St. Columbus, Ohio 43215

Board Members

Susan Turano, H.A.S., B.C. - H.I.S., Chair
Matthew Starner, H.A.S., Vice Chair
David Faught, Public Member
Susan LaChance, Audiologist
Michael Pratt, H.A.S.
Alexandra Simon, ODH Director’s Representative
Darshan Vyas, M.D., Otolaryngologist
Vacant, Public Member

2016 Board Meetings

Board meeting are on Wednesdays unless otherwise noted. Meetings begin at 9:00 a.m. Enter the Ohio Department of Health building at 35 East Chestnut Street, in downtown Columbus. Email 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.

March 2
April 27
June 22 (June meeting was cancelled)
August 24
September 28
November 16*

*December Board Meeting has been rescheduled to November 16.

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) .

Contact Us

Ohio Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters Licensing Board
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Telephone: (614) 466-5215


Page updated: 10/18/2016