545. Hearing Aid Dispensers.

Hearing aid dispensers are required to be registered in Part 15 of the Health and Care Professions Council register1 and a person who is not a registered hearing aid dispenser2 must not perform the functions of a dispenser of hearing aids3. However this does not apply where the person performing those functions is:

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    (1)     registered in the specialist register4 as having a specialty in otolaryngology, otorhino laryngology or ENT surgery5; or

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    (2)     performing them as part of a course of education or training approved by the Council6 for persons wishing to become registered hearing aid dispensers or as part