Preliminary injunction shuts down Hanover, New Oxford hearing aid fitter
HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced today that a preliminary injunction has been issued prohibiting Timothy J. Rooney of New Oxford from the sale, fitting or adjustment of hearing aids.
In addition, the Office of Attorney General will be seeking restitution for all of Rooney's victims.
Rooney was a registered hearing aid fitter in Pennsylvania, but his registration was suspended for five years by the Department of Health last August following an investigation into consumer complaints. His registration was later revoked for violating the five-year suspension agreement.
The Office of Attorney General in March issued an advisory after receiving additional complaints, warning consumers that Rooney continued to operate.
Rooney had offices at 380 Lincoln Highway East, New Oxford, Adams County; Grandview Plaza, Suite E, 1446 Baltimore St., Hanover, York County; and his residence at 2230 Oxford Road, New Oxford. He operated under the names of American Hearing Aid Centers and American Hearing Aid Centers Inc. Rooney also called on consumers in their homes and at senior care facilities.
Consumers are asked to contact the Office of Attorney General if they have had any business dealings with Rooney since Aug. 21, 2013. Complaints can be filed with the Health Care Section by calling 1-877-888-4877 or filing a complaint online at www.attorneygeneral.gov.
The Office of Attorney General offers the following tips for consumers looking to purchase hearing aids:
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