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Florida AG Ashley Moody Issues Consumer Alert On Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids

A consumer alert has been issued by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody regarding over-the-counter hearing aids.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody

A consumer alert has been issued by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody regarding over-the-counter hearing aids.

This alert informs consumers about the recent FDA regulations allowing over-the-counter hearing aids and the potential confusion surrounding the various types of hearing-aid products available in the market, including over-the-counter hearing aids, medically prescribed hearing aids, and personal sound amplification products.

The alert emphasizes the importance of being evaluated by a medical professional for optimal hearing product choice, even if a consumer is considering over-the-counter options.

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Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “Before purchasing, consumers should do their homework regarding what type of hearing aid is right for them. Over-the-counter hearing aids offer convenience and may be cheaper, but the ability to exchange or obtain a refund is incredibly important for these products. Consumers need to remember that if a deal seems too good to be true, be cautious. It is very important with over-the-counter hearing aids to review a product’s return-and-refund policies before purchase.”

The alert advises consumers to compare prices, terms, and customer service options from multiple sellers, and to be cautious of hidden return fees and fabricated reviews. The alert also highlights that personal sound amplification products are not a suitable alternative to hearing aids for individuals with hearing loss.

For those considering over-the-counter hearing aids, the alert offers practical tips and cautions, such as being wary of deals that seem too good to be true and checking the Better Business Bureau’s website for information about sellers.

This information is meant to empower consumers to make informed decisions and avoid potential pitfalls when it comes to purchasing hearing aids.

It’s important for individuals to carefully consider their hearing needs and consult with professionals when seeking hearing solutions. If you have any questions or need further information, feel free to ask.

Anyone who encounters a hearing aid scam, or any other type of fraud, can file a complaint with the Florida Attorney General’s Office online at MyFloridaLegal.com or by calling 1(866) 9NO-SCAM.

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