Vice President for Audiology Services
Susan Roberts, CCC-SLP
Change in Audiology License
Legislation has recently passed which includes language to add hearing
aid dispensing under the audiology license regulated by the Board
of Healing Arts. This change will allow individuals who hold an
Audiology license in Missouri to not only provide standard diagnostic
and rehabilitative services, but also to fit and dispense amplification
without the need for a separate Hearing Instrument Specialists license.
There will be a fee change for the Audiology license in Missouri,
but it will not exceed the previous total to hold both the Audiology
and Hearing Instrument Specialists licenses. Please check back for
updates to the Audiology license change and effective dates.
ECHO Team in Missouri
An Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) team has been developed
in MO. The team will train Early Head Start and Parents as Teachers
sites to utilize otoacoustic emissions (OAE) for early childhood
(birth-three) hearing screening. The team will train the sites to
utilize OAE using specific protocols for referral and follow-up.
The goal is to reduce the variety of methods bring utilized for
early childhood hearing screening, providing a standardized, objective
method for screening. Other states participating in the ECHO project
have seen an increase in appropriate referrals and a decrease in
unnecessary referrals. If you are and audiologist interested in
participating on this project, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audiology Committee Members
I am always looking for audiologists in the state who want a more
involved role in MSHA. If this sounds like you, I would love to
have you as a member of the Audiology Committee. Please contact
me if you would like to be a member.
Susan Roberts can be contacted at email@example.com