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July 24, 2013

Hearing Aid Specialist Application Deadline Set

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Those who are interested in taking the qualifying examination for licensure as a hearing aid specialist have until August 9, 2013 to submit an application and a $95 fee to the S.C.Department of Health and Environmental Control, the agency announced today.

"The written portion of the examination will be administered on Sept. 10," said Terry English of DHEC's Division of Health Licensing. "Those who pass the written portion of the examination will be able to take the practical portion on Nov. 19. Applicants must pass both the written and practicalportions to qualify for licensure."

English also said that anyone, including temporary permit holders or those who previously took the examination and did not pass, may apply to take the examination. Anyone who fits and sells hearingaids, other than a South Carolina licensed medical doctor or audiologist, must have a current hearing aid specialist license or temporary permit issued by DHEC.

For more information, contact Terry English at (803) 545-4558 or


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