Consumer Warning Regarding Purchasing Hearing Aids:
It is the recommendation of this Board that before purchasing hearing aids, including over the internet, via mail-order, or over-the-counter, that you visit in person a licensed audiologist, who is trained to provide you with a comprehensive audiological evaluation.
If you have a complaint regarding audiology services, see information below.
Notice to Audiology licensees:
In connection with the sale of hearing instruments, including over the internet, via mail-order, or over-the-counter, compliance is required with all requirements of the rule titled "General Practice Requirements of Audiologists and Interns in Audiology who Fit and Dispense Hearing Instruments," 22 TAC §741.102.
Filing a Complaint
The State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology was created administratively within the Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Complaints are filed with the Investigations and Quality Assurance Unit.
An individual who wishes to file a complaint against a speech-language pathologist, audiologist, intern, or assistant may write to:
Complaints Management and Investigative Section
P.O. Box 141369
Austin, Texas 78714-1369
or call 1-800-942-5540 to request the appropriate form or obtain more information. This number is for complaints only. Please direct routine calls and correspondence to the phone number and address given below.