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We invite you to join the Illinois Hearing Society (IHS). We are the only state professional trade group protecting the hearing instrument dispenser profession throughout Illinois. We provide members with certified continuing education, legislative advocacy, and industry news.


IHS membership can be individual or corporate (one dues amount for all dispensers). If you wish to become a member of IHS, join today using the link below or for a corporate rate please call us 217-527-1279 or email us at info@ilhearing.org!


Illinois Legislative Update

SB 767 (Fine/Manley) amends the Hearing Instrument Consumer Protection Act to reinsert the return privilege. SB 767 passed both houses during Veto Session. Earlier this Spring, the General Assembly had passed a Hearing Instrument bill (SB 1721 – see below) that had inadvertently deleted the 30-day return privilege starting on 1/1/24. SB 767 reinserts this privilege. One of our Board members also asked that SB 767 define what constitutes a business day. Both votes were unanimous 58-0 in the Senate and 114-0 in the House.
The final language states that all hearing instruments offered for sale must be accompanied by a 30-business day return privilege. If there is a nonrefundable dispensing fee or restocking fee the terms of this fee must be clearly stated on the receipt or contract provided to the consumer. A business day means any day except Saturday, Sunday, or a federal holiday. The language in the bill has an immediate effective date.
SB 767 will be sent to the Governor for his approval in the next 30 days. Once on his desk, the Governor will have 60 days to act on it; however, since SB 1721 is effective on January 1, 2024, he will more than likely act prior to 1/1/24 so the consumer protection language is intact come the new year.
The General Assembly will return into session on Tuesday, January 16, 2024.

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Upcoming Events:

2024 Joint Illinois and Missouri Hearing Society Conference.

March 7-9, 2024

Sheraton Westport Plaza, 900 Westport Plaza, St. Louis, MO



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