4747.01 Hearing aid dealer definitions.

As used in sections 4747.01 to 4747.15 , inclusive, of the Revised Code:

(A) "Hearing aid" means any wearable instrument or device designed or offered for the purpose of aiding or compensating for impaired human hearing, including all attachments, accessories, and parts thereof, except batteries and cords.

(B) "Practice of dealing in" or "fitting of" hearing aids means the sale of a hearing aid, and the measurement and testing of human hearing by means of an audiometer or by any other means for the purpose of selecting, adapting, and selling a hearing aid to any person, and includes the making of impressions for earmolds.

(C) "Hearing aid dealer" and "hearing aid fitter" mean any person engaged in the practice of dealing in or fitting of hearing aids.

(D) "Trainee" means any person training to become a licensed hearing aid dealer or fitter.

(E) "Sell" or "sale" means the retail transfer of title or of the right to use by lease, bailment, or any other contract, but excludes a wholesale sale to a distributor or dealer.

Effective Date: 11-25-1969