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Facebook question answered: 

1. Ethics course mandatory?
2. Not all hours can be from manufacturers?
3. Online hour restrictions?

 

Here is the answer: (225 ILCS 110/11) (from Ch. 111, par. 7911) 
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028) 
Sec. 11. Expiration, renewal and restoration of licenses. 
(a) The expiration date and renewal period for each license issued under this Act shall be set by rule. A speech-language pathologist, speech-language pathology assistant, or audiologist may renew such license during the month preceding the expiration date thereof by paying the required fee. 
(a-5) An audiologist renewing his or her license shall provide proof as determined by the Department of having met the continuing education requirements set forth in the rules of the Department. At a minimum, the rules shall require a renewal applicant for licensure as an audiologist to provide proof of completing at least 20 clock hours of continuing education during the 2-year licensing cycle for which he or she is currently licensed, no more than 10 hours of which may be obtained through programs sponsored by hearing instrument or auditory prosthetic device manufacturers. An audiologist must provide proof that at least 2 clock hours of training in ethics or legal requirements pertaining to the practice of audiology was completed during the 2-year licensing cycle for which he or she is currently licensed. 

 

 

 

 

Illinois Audiologist creates a national hearing health initiative. The initiative is called http://www.thinkhearing.org and its goal is to be a long-term, nationwide, hearing health initiative focused on hearing education, prevention and awareness targeting a demographic that has not been focused on in the past (20-60 yr old’s). 

 

 

 

 

 

NIU Audiology professors Danica Billingsly and Charles Pudrith explain the phenomenon of the, "Yanny" or "Laural" debate. Check out the post below. It's a GREAT read! 

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