(a) The scope of practice for audiology includes:
(1) Facilitating the conservation of Auditory system function, developing and implementing environmental and occupational hearing conservation programs;
(2) Screening, identifying, assessing and interpreting, preventing and rehabilitating peripheral and central Auditory system disorders;
(3) Providing and interpreting behavioral and electro- physiological measurements of Auditory and vestibular functions;
(4) Selecting, fitting, programming and dispensing of amplification, assistive listening and alerting devices and programming and other systems (e.g., implantative devices) and providing training in their use;
(5) Providing audiologic and aural rehabilitation and related counseling services to individuals with hearing impairments and their families;
(6) Providing vestibular rehabilitation;
(7) Cerumen removal; and
(8) Screening of speech-language and other factors affecting communication disorders: Provided, That judgments and descriptive statements about the results of the screenings are limited to pass/fail determinations.
(b) A person licensed under this article as an audiologist is not required to obtain a license under the provisions of article twenty-six of this chapter.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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