The Attorney General of New York issued a Consumers alert warning the of New York to be aware of sellers offering over the counter hearing aids. The warning also stated that who feel they are misdirected or scammed can file a complaint with OAG. According to the laws formed in New York, it bans the companies who sell over the counter hearing aids.
New York only allows licensed audiologists or hearing aid dispensers make ad of hearing aids or sell OTC hearing aids. Recently, the US FDA proposed a rule permitting sell of new category hearing aids to be sold directly to Consumers without requiring an exam.
Attorney General recommended some important points Consumers should keep in mind before considering buying a hearing aid. The tips like, beware of misleading information, do your research, take advice of medical professional before buying the hearing aid, know your rights have been recommended by the Attorney General. The warning also stated that Consumers who feel they are misdirected or scammed can file a complaint with OAG.