To become a licensed hearing aid dealer in Oregon, an applicant must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED. To become a licensed hearing aid dealer, an applicant must pass a national written exam and a state-prepared practical exam administered by the Oregon Health Licensing Agency. Prior to taking the state licensing exam, a student may register as a trainee in an approved education program that includes at least 62 hours of theory work and 98 hours of practical experience. Licensed hearing aid dealers are required to obtain nine hours of continuing education training each year to maintain their valid license status. Audiologists and otolaryngologists (ear-nose-throat specialists) may also become licensed as a hearing aid dealer within the scope of practice for those two medical disciplines.
About the Oregon Health Licensing Agency
Established in 1999 as a consumer protection agency, the Oregon Health Licensing Agency (OHLA) oversees the licensing and regulation of 15 health related professions under a unified administrative structure. This structure allows the OHLA to create, test, track and enforce uniform public protection practices and to provide integrated service and resources to both consumers and practitioners.
Examination Services Coordinator:
(503) 378-8667 ext. 4328
Oregon Health Licensing Office
700 Summer St. NE, Suite 320
Salem, OR 97301-1287
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: (503) 378-8667
Fax: (503) 585-9114
TTY: (503) 373-2114