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A Preview of CES 2018 Shows Consumer Audio and Hearing Aid Technology Continue to Morph

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — The annual Consumer Electronics Association meeting, held January 9th to 12th in Las Vegas, often provides us with a glimpse into the future. As user-friendly and relatively low cost consumer electronics devices continue to morph with stodgy medical devices. Billed as the world’s largest get-together of consumer electronic enthusiasts, the 2018…

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“Just Good Enough” Wireless Audio All the Rage at IFA 2017

BERLIN, GERMANY — The demise of the smartphone headphone jack has seemingly prompted a wave of interest in wireless audio products. According to audiophiles who attended the recently concluded European consumer electronics show (IFA) in Berlin, the advent of the Bragi Dash in 2014 sparked a flurry of activities at several other consumer electronic companies.…

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Legislators Applaud Passage of OTC Hearing Aid Bill

WASHINGTON, DC — Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO), along with Representatives Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) applauded the passage of the Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Act as part of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Reauthorization Act…

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US Senate Passes OTC Hearing Aid Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC — The US Senate passed the FDA Reauthorization Act today. The legislation, as reported previously, contains a provision that directs the FDA to develop a category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss. A House version of the bill was passed last month. The OTC provision of…

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Consumer Technology Association Unveils New Logo for OTC Hearing Aids at HLAA Convention

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) released a new logo for the potential new category of over-the-counter hearing aids for consumers with mild to moderate hearing loss.  CTA unveiled the new logo at the annual convention of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), held last week in Salt Lake City,…

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OTC Hearing Aid Opponents Find Unlikely Ally in Conservative, Pro-Gun Group

SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA — Opponents of the Over-The-Counter Hearing Aid Act have found a new ally in a conservative gun-rights organization: Gun Owners of America (GOA). The 1.5 million-member organization has expressed concern that the measure would change the way certain hunting products are regulated, specifically Personal Sound Amplification Products (PSAPs) which are used by many…

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At CES Hearing Aids and Consumer Audio Continue to Morph

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — With more than 175,000 attendees, 3,800 exhibiting companies and 2.6 million square feet of floor space spread across three locations, the Consumer Electronic Show– now so familiar it’s simply “CES” -is one of the largest annual conventions in the world. Everything from drones to self-driving cars, from smart canes to smart…

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Organizations with Differing Agendas Support Making Hearing Loss a National Priority

The groundbreaking June 2 report, Hearing Health Care for Adults: Priorities for Improving Access and Affordability, issued by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), continues to generate a broad range of opinions from a variety of sources. Although these opinions vary on the final recommendations of the NAS report, it is the judgement of many…

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As AudiologyNOW Concludes, FDA Hearing Aid Panel Convenes

In 1993 the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) held their 5th annual convention in the Arizona desert. The official attendance for the meeting was reported to be 2,300. Move the clock 23 years and a new generation of audiologists joined a stalwart group of AAA founders, exhibitors, clinicians and countless others – some 6,000 attendees…

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REVEALED: Samsung PSAP ‘Earcle’ User’s Manual, Images, and Other Documents Surface

SEOUL , SOUTH KOREA — A new report out yesterday has added further confirmation regarding months of rumors surrounding Samsung’s possible launch into the hearing aid industry. In a report by Gina Smith at aNewDomain, she discusses what was found within newly-obtained FCC documents, which were filed by Samsung in October and December 2015. According to Smith, there are two…

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