OAR 331-630-0006

(1) “Affidavit of Licensure” is defined in OAR 331-030-0040 (Affidavit of Licensure).
(2) “Audiologist” means a person who practices audiology as defined by ORS 681.205 (Definitions)(2).
(3) “Client” means a consumer, purchaser, prospective purchaser or hearing-aid wearer.
(4) “Consummation of sale” means when the client takes physical possession of the hearing aid after agreeing to purchase the hearing aid and the licensee has completed all of the required testing and provided the client with a complete and properly formatted Statement to the Prospective Hearing Aid Purchaser pursuant to ORS 694.036 (Statement to prospective hearing aid purchaser).
(5) “Council” has the definition set forth in ORS 694.015 (Definitions for ORS 694.015 to 694.170)(1).
(6) “Demonstration instrument” means a hearing aid that has been worn by a client as part of a hearing aid evaluation conducted in the presence of the hearing aid specialist.
(7) “Direct supervision" means a supervisor is in view of the procedures performed by a registered trainee.
(8) “Hearing aid” means a device as defined in ORS 694.015 (Definitions for ORS 694.015 to 694.170)(3). It does not include:
(a) “Assistive listening device” is a product designed to solve listening problems created by hearing loss, and includes personal or group listening devices, telephone listening devices or alert or alarm systems. It is designed to assist in only one, or a few, listening environments, and is for temporary use. An assistive listening device must:
(A) Be used for the assistance of only one person;
(B) Be hardwired or wireless;
(C) Be adaptable to particular environments;
(D) Have an external option that will work with a hearing aid through the telecoil or by direct audio input coupler built into a hearing aid.
(E) Not be fitted to an individual hearing loss;
(F) Not be sold as a standard hearing aid;
(b) A group assistive listening device:
(A) Includes infrared and FM systems and induction loop systems;
(B) Includes auditory trainers that are classified as such by the FDA exemption for group auditory trainers (21 CFR 801.421(e));
(C) May include telecaption decoders.
(c) Telephone devices for the hearing impaired, which include, but are not limited to:
(A) Amplified handsets;
(B) In-line amplifiers for modular telephones;
(C) Receiver add-ons;
(D) An external option that will work with a hearing aid.
(d) Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf (TDD) which include, but are not limited to:
(A) Visually based devices;
(B) TDD and teletypewriter for the deaf (TTY) systems.
(e) Alert/alarm systems, which include, but are not limited to:
(A) Systems that use visual or vibratory stimuli to alert an individual;
(B) Systems that can be hardwired or use an acoustic pickup.
(f) Personal Sound Amplifiers, which are not intended to make up for impaired hearing, but are intended for non-hearing-impaired consumers to amplify sounds in the environment for a number of reasons, such as for recreational activities.
(9) “IHS” means the International Hearing Society.
(10) “Indirect supervision” means the supervisor is not required to be on-site, but must be available for direct communication, either in person, by telephone, or other electronic means.
(11) “Official transcript” means an original document certified by an accredited college or university indicating hours and types of course work, examinations, and scores that the student has completed, that has been submitted by the accredited college or university by mail or courier to the Office in a sealed envelope.
(12) “Office” means the Health Licensing Office.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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