As used in 154A chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:
 1. “Board” means the board of hearing aid specialists.

Terms Used In Iowa Code 154A.1

  • Board: means the board of hearing aid specialists. See Iowa Code 154A.1
  • Department: means the Iowa department of public health. See Iowa Code 154A.1
  • Hearing aid: means a wearable instrument or device designed for or offered for the purpose of aiding or compensating for human hearing disorders, and any parts, attachments, or accessories, including earmold, but excluding batteries and cords. See Iowa Code 154A.1
  • Hearing aid specialist: means any person engaged in the fitting, dispensing, and sale of hearing aids and providing hearing aid services or maintenance, by means of procedures stipulated by 154A chapter or the board. See Iowa Code 154A.1
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • License: means a license issued by the state under 154A chapter to a hearing aid specialist. See Iowa Code 154A.1
  • Person: means a natural person. See Iowa Code 154A.1
  • State: means a state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. See Iowa Code 152E.3
 2. “Department” means the Iowa department of public health.
 3. “Dispense” or “sell” means a transfer of title or of the right to use by lease, bailment, or any other means, but excludes a wholesale transaction with a distributor or hearing aid specialist, and excludes the temporary, charitable loan or educational loan of a hearing aid without remuneration.
 4. “Hearing aid” means a wearable instrument or device designed for or offered for the purpose of aiding or compensating for human hearing disorders, and any parts, attachments, or accessories, including earmold, but excluding batteries and cords.
 5. “Hearing aid fitting” means the measurement of human hearing by any means for the purpose of selections, adaptations, and sales of hearing aids, the instruction and counseling pertaining to the selections, adaptations, and sales of hearing aids, demonstration of techniques in the use of hearing aids, and the making of earmold impressions as part of the fitting of hearing aids.
 6. “Hearing aid specialist” means any person engaged in the fitting, dispensing, and sale of hearing aids and providing hearing aid services or maintenance, by means of procedures stipulated by 154A chapter or the board.
 7. “License” means a license issued by the state under 154A chapter to a hearing aid specialist.
 8. “Person” means a natural person.
 9. “Temporary permit” means a permit issued while the applicant is in training to become a licensed hearing aid specialist.