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Hearing Aid Dispenser


You must apply for a hearing aid dispensing registration if you are engaged in the dispensing of hearing aids. The General Business Law (Article 37-A, Section 789[8]) defines a hearing aid dispenser as any person 21 years of age or older or an audiologist licensed under the Education Law (Article 159) who is engaged in the act of "fitting, selecting, renting, adapting, or servicing of hearing aids or any other instrument to compensate for impaired hearing." Explicitly included are testing and fitting procedures. Testing is only for purposes of fitting and is not an audiological or medical exam.

Registration Requirements

An applicant pursuing a license to practice as a hearing aid dispenser in New York State must file an application for licensure/registration with the New York State Department of State, Division of Licensing Services. The latest information and requirements for licensure are available on the New York State Department of State website at:

Fees:(as of December 4, 2014)

  • $150 -- Initial Application

Licenses Issued and Active:

In 2014, there were 1,122 licenses issued for this occupation.
As of December 31, 2014, there were 1,490 active licenses for this occupation.

Licensing Authority

New York State Department of State
Division of Licensing Services
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 22001
Albany, New York 12201-2001
Phone: (518) 474-4429
Fax: (518) 473-6648

Standard Occupational Classification

29-9099 - Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other
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Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 1/13/15.

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