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Oticon OTC Hearing Aids? William Demant Says it May Make OTC Devices if US Demand Develops

William Demant Holdings, one of the world’s largest hearing aid manufacturers, said it could start producing less expensive Over-The-Counter (OTC) hearing aids for the U.S. market if demand increases after the OTC legislation goes into effect. North America represents the largest and most lucrative market for Demant, the parent company to well-known hearing aid brand…

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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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UPDATE: OTC Hearing Aid Legislation: Where Are We Now?

Editor’s Note: On August 3, 2017, the US Senate passed the Over the Counter Act of 2017. The legislation, having already passed in the House, will now head to the president’s desk to be signed into law.   In November 2016, citing recommendations from the groundbreaking PCAST and NAS reports on hearing aid accessibility and affordability,…

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OTC Hearing Aid Legislation Passes Through House, Awaits Senate Approval

WASHINGTON, DC — The US House of Representatives, as expected, 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.  According to an announcement on the developments by the American…

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Hearing Restoration, PSAPs Among Hot Topics at JAMA

This year, 2017, marks the peak number of baby-boomers reaching the age of 60. So it’s no coincidence that researchers and public health officials have turned their attention to the plethora of chronic conditions, including hearing loss, that are linked to aging. The Journal of the American Medical Association, one of the most widely circulated…

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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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As Vote Nears, HLAA Reaffirms Support of Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act; Encourages Consumers to Contact Legislators

BETHESDA, MARYLAND — The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) has reaffirmed its support this week of the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 and has issued a call to action to encourage consumers, particularly those affected by hearing loss, to reach out to their Senators and Congressmen to vote in support of the legislation.…

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