FDA Finalizes Historic Rule Enabling Access to Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids for Millions of Americans
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Many of you watching us right now may have the volume cranked up on your television. That’s because you’re one of the 48 million Americans who have some degree of hearing loss. So the FDA’s decision to allow hearing aids to be sold over the counter could be life-changing. Over-the-counter hearing aids could hit store shelves as early as October, 2022
According to the National Institutes of Health, 25 percent of people over the age of 65 have some degree of hearing loss and half of all folks over the age of 74.
My father is 86, and when I told him we were getting him new hearing aids, he said, “Woo Hoo!” eliciting laughter from my children. My dad is a jokester. But hearing loss is no laughing matter read more…
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Over-the-Counter (OTC) hearing aids will soon be available directly to consumers.
They are intended for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss.
Considering OTC Hearing Aids?
HLAA’s OTC Tip Sheet Can Help