Answer to ILAA Member Question on Leasing Hearing Aid's in the State of Illinois

07/24/2017 11:20 AM | Administrator (Administrator)

June 2017:

ILAA Member's pose questions regarding Hearing Aid Leasing in the State of Illinois. ILAA posed this question to the Illinois Hearing Instrument Consumer Protection Program: How is the leasing of hearing aid's addressed by the state? 

“The HICPA does indicate that a lease falls within the definition of the terms “sell” or “sale”.  See Section 225 ILCS 50/3 Definitions as follows:


 "Sell" or "sale" means any transfer of title or of the right to use by lease, bailment, or any other contract, 

excluding wholesale transactions with distributors or dealers. So a lease transation must meet the requirements set for a sales


In other words, audiologists will still need the 30-day business return privilege, medical clearance or medical waiver and State required sales receipt.

For information on the Illinois Hearing Instrument Consumer Protection program and its requirements, go to


If ILAA members have any further questions, please have them forwarded to


Illinois Academy of Audiology (ILAA)                      
4000 Westgate
Springfield, IL 62711 
Phone: (217) 691-1506 

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