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WAC 246-828-080

Minimum standards of equipment.

Minimum equipment in the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments must include:
(1) Access to a selection of hearing instrument models, and hearing instrument supplies and services sufficiently complete to accommodate the various patient or client needs.
(2) Facilities for the personal comfort of customers.
(3) A test environment with background noise no greater than current American National Standards Institute (ANSI) specifications (S3.6-1996) plus 15 decibels (dB). When nonstandard environments must be used, appropriate procedures must be employed and documented.
(4) Pure tone audiometer calibrated in accordance with WAC 246-828-090.
(5) Equipment appropriate for conducting speech audiometry (testing).
[Statutory Authority: 2014 c 189, RCW 18.35.161, 18.130.062, and 18.130.020. WSR 15-14-092, § 246-828-080, filed 6/29/15, effective 7/1/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.35.161. WSR 98-06-079, § 246-828-080, filed 3/3/98, effective 4/3/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.35.161 (1) and (3). WSR 95-19-017, § 246-828-080, filed 9/7/95, effective 10/8/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.35.161. WSR 91-11-031 (Order 165B), recodified as § 246-828-080, filed 5/8/91, effective 6/8/91; WSR 84-19-019 (Order PL 479), § 308-50-110, filed 9/12/84; Order PL 159, § 308-50-110, filed 2/8/74.]
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