The Georgia Society of Hearing Professionals was formed for the following purposes:
To promote the hearing welfare of persons with deficient hearing in the State of Georgia. This goal is accomplished with public education of the advantages of amplification in the treatment of sensorineural hearing loss.
Through membership in this society, with common goals and the information exchange available we promote goodwill and cooperation among hearing aid dealers in Georgia.
By raising the standard of care practiced by hearing aid specialists and providing continuing education opportunities, this society promotes the highest standard of professional competency and excellence in serving the hearing impaired by its members.
To increase the publics confidence by supporting and enforcing a code of ethical practices and business integrity among its members. This voluntary effort symbolizes the dedication and concern this society has for the hearing impaired, the general public and its members.
To increase the public awareness of the benefits received from proper identification of hearing loss and appropriate treatment with amplification. The improved technology of today provides solutions to most patients hearing healthcare needs.
To provide a unified voice on the state level and representation with the IHS for the hearing instrument specialists in the State of Georgia. The GHAS provides leadership in building a continually improving force of competent Hearing Instrument Specialists to meet the needs of the hearing impaired.
Communication and cooperation with the medical profession and other professionals involved in hearing health care is endorsed by the GHAS. With improved relations between all hearing professionals no patient should go without hearing healthcare.
AS A LICENSED HEARING AID DISPENSER, I PLEDGE TO ABIDE BY ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS APPLICABLE TO THE DISPENSING OF HEARING AIDS.
AS A MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING OF THE Georgia Society of Hearing Professionals, I FURTHER PLEDGE THAT:
We shall state only the true facts in our public announcement and advertising of hearing aids and related products. We shall not, in any way, mislead the hard of hearing public in regard to the performance, appearance, benefits, elements, and use of such products.
We shall provide thorough and ethical consulting services when we dispense instruments, including the appropriate testing and fitting most suitable for the patient/ client's particular type of hearing loss.
We shall, at all times, provide the best possible service to the hearing impaired, offering counsel, understanding and technical assistance contributing forward deriving the maximum benefit from their hearing instruments.
We shall constantly encourage and support research, cooperating with medical and other hearing health professionals and societies to employ the maximum scientific knowledge and technical skills in the testing of human hearing for the selection, fitting, and maintenance of hearing instruments.