OTC Self-Fitting of Hearing Aids – Part II

Until recently, hearing aids supposedly weren’t able to be purchased over-the-counter (OTC). Instead, consumers had to have a professional evaluate their hearing loss, set the hearing aid’s performance, and teach proper use.  However, recent OTC sales of hearing aid legislation has opened the door to focus on OTC self-fitting of hearing aids.   Why is…

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U.S. Hearing Aid Market

Who in the U.S. Hearing Aid Market is Purchasing Hearing Aids?   It is common knowledge that hearing aid manufacturers, especially the Big Six, have been purchasing and operating their own hearing aid sales stores, significantly reducing the numbers operated by independent dispensers.  The market consists of both a private (approximately 79%) and public sector (approximately 21%),…

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