The Texas Department of State Health Services requires a Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Instruments bond for all those engaged in this business. The licensee must have this bond on file with the state in order for the licensee to be granted a license and it must be renewed in a timely fashion in order for the license to stay valid. Failure to renew this bond in time could result in license suspension. The Department of State Health Services requires that the Texas Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Instruments Surety Bond be in the amount of $10,000. This bond has a one year term, and the cost of this bond starts at $100 for the year.