The board by rules and regulations shall determine and set minimum standards to be met in the qualifying examination provided for in this article, which examination shall be designed to demonstrate the applicant's technical competency and other qualifications by:
(1) A test of knowledge in the following areas as they pertain to the fitting and sale of hearing aids:
(a) Basic physics of sound;
(b) The anatomy and physiology of the ear; and
(c) The function of hearing aids.
(2) Practical tests of proficiency in the following techniques as they pertain to the fitting of hearing aids:
(a) Pure tone audiometry, including air conduction testing;
(b) Live voice or recorded voice speech audiometry, including speech reception threshold testing and speech discrimination testing; and
(c) Masking when indicated and effective masking.
(3) Evidence of:
(a) Ability to counsel the person or family who will receive the hearing aid relative to the care and use of the instrument;
(b) Knowledge regarding the medical and rehabilitative facilities for hearing-handicapped children and adults in the area being served;
(c) Knowledge and understanding of the grounds for revocation, suspension, or probation of a license as outlined in this article; and
(d) Knowledge and understanding of criminal offenses as outlined in this article.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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