By the Division of Professional Licensure

1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, Massachusetts 02118-6100

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Michael Hawley, Executive Director
Colleen Cavanaugh, Associate Executive Director

Hearing Instrument Specialists are individuals who engage in the practice of dispensing or fitting hearing aids. The practice of fitting and dispensing hearing aids means the measurement of human hearing solely for the purpose of making selections, adaptations or sales of hearing aids intended to compensate for impaired hearing.

The Board of Registration of Hearing Instrument Specialists protects the public through regulation of the practice and the title of Hearing Instrument Specialist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in accordance with the statutes.