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August 5, 2021 – Attorney General Bonta Issues Consumer Alert on Hearing Aids Sold Online or Over-the-Counter

On August 4, Attorney General Bonta issued a consumer alert on hearing aids sold online and over-the-counter.  He stated in part, “While hearing aids sold online or over-the-counter may appear to be more cost-effective than traditional hearing aids, they may not properly address your particular hearing loss needs or may be outright scams. As you explore your options, know your rights, beware of false claims, and exercise caution if you choose to purchase from an unlicensed seller.”

The content of the full press release is available at https://oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/attorney-general-bonta-issues-consumer-alert-hearing-aids-sold-online-or-over

HHP/CA initiated efforts on this matter by contacting Paul Sanchez, Executive Officer, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board (SLPA HADB).  It’s through HHP/CA’s efforts and the joint interest by SLPA HADB, the Attorney General, and other organizations to protect consumers that resulted in this much needed alert.