Chapter 276-5 PROCEDURES, EQUIPMENT, CALIBRATIONS AND RECORDS
procedures to be employed in the selection of a hearing aid shall mean the
making and recording results of tests of air and bone conduction for both ears;
testing and recording level of most comfortable loudness and level of
discomfort (Tolerance Level). Masking shall be employed and results recorded
when appropriate. Speech discrimination tests shall be made, recorded, and used
in the selection of hearing aids. Test data used in the selection process shall
not be more than 6 months old.
|(2)||Licensees shall evaluate products dispensed to determine effectiveness based on recognized standards of practice. Measures of evaluation may include but are not limited to: sound field measurement, real ear measurement and client evaluation sheets.|
Each dispenser shall have available an instrument or instruments approved by the Board capable of performing the tests described under the procedure section of these rules.
Licensees shall use calibrated equipment in the delivery of professional services and shall maintain calibration reports for six (6) years. Equipment shall be calibrated annually, or more frequently if in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications, and shall have calibrator's certification that post-calibration readings meet or exceed American National Standards Institute ("ANSI") standards. Calibration reports shall contain as a minimum the following:
|(a)||Audiometer's identification including make, model, and serial number;|
|(b)||Calibrator's identification including company name and location and name of technician responsible for work;|
|(c)||Post calibration readings for air and bone conduction, speech, signal leakage, attenuation linearity, and masking;|
|(d)||Calibrator's certification that post calibration readings meet or exceed ANSI standards;|
|(e)||Date of calibration.|
|(1)||Records required. Required records include results of all hearing tests given, copies of medical information and waivers provided voluntarily, bills of sale, and equipment calibration reports. Test results must include the date of test and the name and license or permit number of the tester. Tests conducted under the supervision of a physician, state licensed audiologist, or masters degree audiologist may be accepted, at the discretion of the dealership, but the records of tests must be part of the dealers records and must show the date of test, name of tester, and the name of the supervising physician or audiologist.|
|(2)|| Record retention.
The dealer shall (upon the consummation of a sale of a hearing aid) keep and
maintain records in his or her office or place of businesses at all times and
maintained for a period of six years each records listed below: