Title 43, Chapter 44, Section 3
As used in this chapter, the term:
(1) "Audiologist" means a person who practices audiology and who
presents himself to the public by any title or description of
services incorporating the words audiologist, hearing clinician,
hearing therapist, or any similar title or description of service.
(2) "Board" means the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language
Pathology and Audiology.
(2.1) "Dispensing hearing aids" means providing hearing aids to a
consumer by sale, rental, lease, or otherwise, and includes
without being limited to conducting testing and other procedures
to determine suitability for use of a hearing aid, to determine
hearing aid characteristics which properly compensate the hearing
condition, to select suitable hearing aids, to fit hearing aids to
the subject, and to counsel and instruct in the use thereof.
(2.2) "Hearing aid" means any wearable electronic instrument or
device designed for or represented or offered for the purpose of
compensating for defective human hearing, including parts,
attachments, ear molds, and accessories, except batteries, cords,
replacement tubing, and minor service limited to the removal of
(3) "Person" means a natural person.
(3.1) "Provisional license" means any temporary license issued by the board pursuant to standards and procedures determined by the board or pursuant to paragraph (1) of subsection (c) of Code Section 43-44-8. Except for a provisional license granted pursuant to paragraph (1) of subsection (c) of Code Section 43-44-8, a provisional license shall not be granted for a total period of time to exceed one year.
(4) "Speech-language pathologist" means a person who practices
speech-language pathology and who presents himself to the public
by any title or description of services incorporating the words
speech-language pathologist, speech therapist, speech
correctionist, speech clinician, language pathologist, language
therapist, logopedist, communicologist, voice therapist, voice
pathologist, or any similar title or description of service.
(5) "Speech-language pathology aide" means any person who aids in
the providing of those speech-language pathology services
authorized by the board, who meets the minimum requirements
established by the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language
Pathology and Audiology, and who works directly under the
supervision of a licensed speech-language pathologist.
(6) "The practice of audiology" means the application of
principles, methods, and procedures of identification of hearing
loss, measurement, testing, evaluation, case management,
prediction, prevention, consultation, counseling, instruction, and
research related to hearing, hearing disorders, and auditory and
vestibular function and dysfunction; intervention as related to
such principles, methods, and procedures; interpretation of the
results of such principles, methods, and procedures; the
evaluation, recommendations, fitting, and dispensing of hearing
aids, auditory trainers, and other assistive devices designed to
ameliorate the effects of a hearing disorder; and the planning,
directing, conducting, and participating in hearing conservation
programs and programs of habilitation, rehabilitation, and
intervention for disorders of hearing, auditory function and
processing, and vestibular function, including but not limited to
auditory training, speechreading, and vestibular rehabilitation,
which vestibular function and rehabilitation the audiologist is
qualified to perform by virtue of education, training, and
(7) "The practice of speech-language pathology" means the
application of principles, methods, and procedures for the
measurement, testing, evaluation, prediction, consultation,
counseling, instruction, intervention, research, habilitation, or
rehabilitation related to the development and disorders of speech
or language including but not limited to voice, resonance,
fluency, cognition, and swallowing for the purpose of evaluating,
preventing, ameliorating, modifying, or otherwise treating such
disorders and conditions in individuals or groups of individuals.