walmart hearing aid lawsuit

Texas dispensers sue Wal-Mart; say its unlicensed sale of hearing aids is illegal

By David H. Kirkwood MARSHALL, TX–The Texas Hearing Aid Association (THAA) has brought a federal class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., charging that the world’s largest retailer is selling hearing aids in Texas without the state-mandated license. The plaintiffs, who filed suit last month in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in…

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Canadian university teams up with manufacturer on an implantable system

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA–Dalhousie University in Halifax has signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with Ototronix, an American manufacturer of advanced hearing implant technologies, for a new hearing aid implant developed by three Dalhousie faculty members. For several years, Manohar Bance, professor and acting head of otolaryngology, and two assistant professors in the School of Biomedical…

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