Hearing Instrument Dispenser Certification Program - MDH

Hearing Instrument Dispenser Certification Program

Announcements

August Hearing Instrument Dispenser Examination

The Hearing Instrument Dispenser Examination scheduled for August 11, 2017 reached capacity on July 25, 2017. Those who applied after this date and cannot be accommodated in this examination will be at the top of the waiting list for the November examination.

2017 Legislation

Effective July 1, 2017 the certification fee for initial and renewal Hearing Instrument Dispenser will increase to $750.00. Initial application fee shall be prorated. View fee schedule here.

Effective July 1, 2017 the late fees will increase to $260.00

Effective July 1, 2017 the Hearing Instrument Dispenser Trainee fee will increase to $230.00.

FDA Guidance

Effective for hearing instruments dispensed on or after December 7, 2016, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will not enforce the requirement that persons aged 18 years or older either have a medical examination or waive such evaluation prior to obtaining air-conduction hearing aids.

In making this decision, MDH is following guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The guidance is intended to support consumer access to most hearing aids.

Both the FDA and MDH will continue to enforce the requirement that persons under age 18 be medically evaluated prior to obtaining hearing aids and to require compliance with the FDA warning regarding eight medical conditions.

Practitioner Renewal Information

Hearing Instrument Dispenser Examination

Trainee Information

Initial Application Information

Practitioner Records

Practitioner Information

Consumer Information Center

Updated Thursday, November 02, 2017 at 08:54AM