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Position Statement: Hearing Aids

Position Statement: Hearing Aids

The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery states: dispensing of hearing aids, hearing assistive devices and other hearing rehabilitation devices are within the scope of practice for otolaryngologists-head and neck surgeons.

Adopted 7/10/1982
Revised 2/4/1989
Submitted for Review 4/13/1995
Reaffirmed 3/1/1998
Revised 1/22/2008
Reaffirmed 12/8/2012
Revised 3/20/2016
Revised 2/13/2021

Important Disclaimer Notice (updated 7/31/14)

Position statements are approved by the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery or Foundation (AAO-HNS/F) Boards of Directors and are typically generated from AAO-HNS/F committees. Once approved by the Academy or Foundation Board of Directors, they become official position statements and are added to the existing position statement library. In no sense do they represent a standard of care. The applicability of position statements, as guidance for a procedure, must be determined by the responsible physician in light of all the circumstances presented by the individual patient. Adherence to these clinical position statements will not ensure successful treatment in every situation. As with all AAO-HNS/F guidance, this position statement should not be deemed inclusive of all proper treatment decisions or methods of care, nor exclusive of other treatment decisions or methods of care reasonably directed to obtaining the same results. Position statements are not intended to and should not be treated as legal, medical, or business advice.

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