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An audiologist is an individual engaged in the practice of audiology.
Audiology means applying principles, methods or procedures of prevention, identification, evaluation, consultation, intervention, instruction or research related to hearing, vestibular function, or any abnormal condition related to tinnitus, auditory sensitivity, acuity, function or processing, speech, language or other aberrant behavior resulting form hearing loss.

Except as provided under s. 459.22, Wis. Stats., no person may engage in the practice of audiology or use the title "audiologist", "clinical audiologist" or any similar title unless the person holds a current audiologist license granted by the Hearing and Speech Examining Board.


An applicant must submit evidence satisfactory to the board that he or she has satisfied one of the following:

(a) Completed a supervised clinical practicum and received a master's degree in audiology from a college or university approved by the board.

(b) Completed education or training that the board determines is substantially equivalent to the requirements for licensure under par. (a), that may include evidence that the applicant has been granted an Au.D. degree from a college or university approved by the board.

……continuing education

20 hours through AAA, ASHA, DPI, IHS, NBC-HIS, or you can take CE through another course provider but it must show approval from one of the 5 listed, or you can take graduate courses from an accredited university, anything you take has to directly relate or be considered Audiology. All others must be submitted by the course provider to the board for approval, they will not approve CE after it has been taken.


Application fees are $341, which includes initial credential and Earmold & Audiometric exam, $170-Renewal fee, $195 with late fee; due by Jan. 31st of odd-numbered years.


Reciprocity application fee is $170-Initial credential. North Dakota or Texas only (candidates must be credentialed as a Hearing Instrument Specialist in North Dakota or Texas)

revised 03/13

Licensing Authority:
WI Department of Safety and Professional Services
Hearing and Speech Examining Board
1400 E. Washington Ave.
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
(608)266-2811   (608)261-7083 fax


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