Hearing aid scams

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is alerting consumers to beware of some misleading tactics by over-the-counter hearing aid companies that make false claims of performance and that they have the government’s approval. It’s estimated that nearly 1.1 million Ohioans and nearly one in eight Americans suffer from hearing loss. Congress legalized the sale of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids in 2017. Currently there are no such products that have the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, however this has not stopped some companies from making false claims that they have been FDA-approved. These OTC products are not yet required to inform consumers their products are not intended for adults or children with severe hearing loss. May is “Better Hearing Month,”