The New Jersey Legislature passed a bill that would exempt audiologists from being licensed as a hearing aid dispenser to dispense hearing aids, thereby allowing them to bypass current consumer protections and testing requirements, yet they would retain a seat on the hearing aid dispenser licensing board.
Consumers and providers are encouraged to customize and send the below email, which urges the Governor to veto the bill. To do so, complete the required information below and click "Send Message."
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Veto S. 746, which eliminates hearing healthcare patient protections
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am strongly opposed to S. 746, which would allow audiologists to fit and dispense hearing aids without obtaining a hearing aid dispenser license, and I urge you to veto this legislation. If audiologists are exempt from the licensing process, the safety and health of the state's hearing impaired may be at risk.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]