Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wal-mart Sued over Hearing Aids

from Wikimedia Commons
Members of the Texas Hearing Aid Association is suing Wal-Mart, accusing the retailer of selling hearing aids without a proper state license. The lawyer for the group says, "Wal-Mart knew it was required under Texas state law to become licensed in order to dispense hearing aids in Texas stores, yet the corporation has failed to take all necessary steps to ensure their ability to do so," Attorney Bill Chamblee of the Dallas-based Chamblee, Ryan, Kershaw & Anderson says, "When an individual suspects they have hearing loss, a licensed hearing professional will be able to give a complete examination of the patient's auditory health in order to detect infections and other problems that aren't addressed by simply wearing a hearing aid." Wal-Mart hasn't responded to the suit yet. here.
You can read more about the filing


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good topic

thank you

Dorothy Newhouse said...

With the benefits that hearing aids gives to its wearers, the risk of infection is high and this should be assessed by a registered audiologist. Wal-mart should be ashamed!


Anonymous said...

Good for Texas. Large corporations like this have been ignoring state regulations.

People buying hearing aids should absolutely be seen and fit by a state-licensed business and professional.