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Thomas Jones, ACA, BC-HIS

 

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Ray Jones, BC-HIS, ACA
Birthdate: January 31, 1946 - Vicksburg, Mississippi
Education: University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Training: Jones Audiology & Hearing Aid Centers, 1967
University of Texas at Dallas
Audioprosthology 1977-78
Executive MBA Certificate, 2002-2004, UT-Austin McCombs School of Business
Jones Audiology & Hearing Aid Centers, 1967-March 2014
Licensure: State Committee of Examiners in the Fitting & Dispensing of Hearing Instruments,
License #50300
Board Certified-Hearing Instrument Sciences
Certified Audioprosthologist
Work
Experience: Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Instruments, President for 52 Retail Hearing
Aid Centers across Texas, Louisiana, and New Mexico with over 130 employees
Industry
Service: Lobbied Texas Legislature to license hearing aid dispensers, 1969
Testified at the first Sunset Review on the Hearing Aid Act and
recommended that Continuing Education be a requirement, 1981
THAA Special Presidents Award, 1979
THAA Dispenser of the Year, 1983
Served on the Licensing Board 1982-1987, appointed by Governor Clements
Testified before the U.S. House Ways & Means Committee on Non Profit issues, 1982
Served as President of the Texas Hearing Aid Association, 1987-1989
Paul Ross Irwin Award, 1991
THAA Presidents Award, 72nd and 73rd Legislative Sessions
Helped rewrite the Licensing Law during the 2nd Sunset Review, 1993
International Hearing Society Chapter of the Year Given to Ray Jones, 1993
Testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Aging, 1993
President of the Dallas Association of Hearing Aid Specialists, 1999-2000
Fort Worth Business Press Mentor of the Year, 2004
Fort Worth Business Press Health Care Heroes Award, 2007
Testified before Texas Senate Committee concerning this last Sunset law
Served on the Board for the Better Hearing Institute in Washington, D.C.