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Getting Up to Speed on OTC

Since the new FDA regulations for over-the-counter hearing aids went into effect last month, there have been many questions and comments about them. Such questions as: How might OTC devices differ from prescribed hearing aids? Where can consumers buy these products? What exactly do the regulations say about how they are to be manufactured and…

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New e-Book Provides Valuable Insights on How Hearing Care Professionals Can Differentiate from Self-Fitting Devices

Buying amplification devices over the counter without the direct involvement of a licensed professional is not really new. After all, companies have been selling hearing aids through the mail since at least the 1970’s. What has changed, however, is the way these types of devices are fitted. Today, individuals who chose to self-direct their care…

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Bose to Exit Hearing Aid Market as Company Shutters Health Division

Update July, 2022: Bose Corporation and Lexie Hearing, a direct-to-consumer hearing aid provider in the United States, have announced a partnership to bring Bose’s self-fitting hearing aid technology to the Lexie Hearing product line. The new Lexie B1 Hearing Aids will be Powered by Bose, allowing wearers to fit, program, and control their hearing aids.…

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FDA Proposes Rule to Create New OTC Hearing Aid Category 

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a landmark proposal intended to improve access to and reduce the cost of hearing aid technology for millions of Americans. The agency proposed a rule to establish a new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. When finalized, the rule would allow hearing aids within this category to be sold…

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