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Beltone Hearing Care Centers-Oak Lawn

Phone: (708) 499-0001 10421 S Cicero Ave, Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that lowered the rating for Beltone Hearing Care Centers-Oak Lawn include:

  • Failure to respond to 1 complaint(s) filed against business

Factors that raised the rating for Beltone Hearing Care Centers-Oak Lawn include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 1
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Beltone Hearing Care Centers-Oak Lawn
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: April 12, 2013 Business started: 10/15/1980 Business started locally: 10/15/1980 Business incorporated 10/15/1980 in IL
Type of Entity


Business Category

Hearing Aids & Assistive Devices All Other Health and Personal Care Stores (NAICS: 446199)

Additional Locations


    10421 S Cicero Ave

    Oak Lawn, IL 60453 (708) 499-0001


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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Complaint Detail(s)

8/25/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: SENIOR CITIZEN responded to mailing for FREE Hearing Test, $1000 credit/discount and 30 day FREE TRIAL of Hearing device. Made appointment for office visit. 7/07/14 - INITIAL VISIT. During interview I explained that more than one ENT had advised that my hearing loss could best be addressed using a 2 device (Cross-Aid) system. Audioprosthologist **** ******** (IDPH Lic#****** assured me that new technology in the device she was selling, eliminated the need for 2 devices. After promoting only one device,****** printed out a contract on her computer and requested a $400 DEPOSIT in-advance, reduced to $200 after I protested. Put $200 on credit card, and I was to be notified when device was ready for testing. 7/24/14- 2ND VISIT.****** advised that BEFORE testing of the device could begin, I would have to pay the remaining balance ($3558.71) in-full. The 30 day trial would begin AFTER I paid... with a FULL REFUND "possible" after 30 days, if I decided not to keep it. I requested a few days before deciding to spend $3600 and****** advised she was only in that office on Thursdays (next appt 7/31), while pressuring me (including a call to her "boss") to complete transactions today. My $200 DEPOSIT was a non-refundable "preparation fee", as they had no use for the color of the device that matches my complexion. 7/25/14- NEXT DAY. After deciding that the business practices of Beltone/**** ********, prohibited me from committing $3600 in-advance, I spoke with receptionist***** over the phone, telling her of my decision and my request for a FULL REFUND.***** seemed to be reading from a script as she explained that I had "signed a contract" that included no refund.***** left message (4:01pm 7/25) that****** was unreachable at that time, and that****** would call me Monday. We have been playing telephone-tag since.

Desired Settlement: Signed a brief UNDATED contract that was printed on******** computer that stated the required DEPOSIT was instead a "preparation fee". I SIMPLY WANT THE RETURN OF MY $200 DEPOSIT, AS I DID NOT ACCEPT DELIVERY OF ANY AID(S).

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Customer Reviews Summary

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