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How do Direct-to-Consumer Hearing Aids Compare to Traditional Devices?

Even though OTC devices don’t exist yet as an FDA-regulated product category, direct-to-consumer hearing devices have existed for decades. In this week’s episode of This Week in Hearing, Brian Taylor interviews Professor Sterling Sheffield, AuD, PhD, of the University of Florida. Professor Sheffield has authored soon-to-be-published research comparing DTC devices to medical grade hearing aids.…

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Reaching More People with Hearing Loss: Interview with Soundwave’s Anthony Florek and Chris Boven

In January of 2022, Soundwave Hearing announced the launch of its new self-fitting Sontro AI hearing aids and mobile app. In this week’s episode, Soundwave CEO, Anthony Florek, and company CTO, Christopher Boven, sit down with host Bob Traynor to talk about the development of the company’s technology and their plans to partner with the…

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OTC Hearing Aid Regulations: Has the FDA’s Proposal Become Obsolete Before it Even Begins?

Is it possible that the FDA’s proposed rule on OTC hearing aids is already obsolete – even before it becomes finalized? Andy Bellavia and Dave Kemp discuss how the long-awaited regulations from the FDA may already be obsolete, five years after the Over-The-Counter Hearing Aid Act was signed into law. Be sure to subscribe to…

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Breaking Down the FDA’s Proposed OTC Hearing Aid Regulations and Panel Discussion with Dr. Tom Tedeschi

In this special edition of This Week in Hearing, Dr. Tom Tedeschi breaks down the FDA’s draft proposal for Over The Counter (OTC) hearing aids. The presentation and subsequent panel discussion was part of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, AuDacity 2021 conference in Portland, Oregon. We would like to thank Dr. Tedeschi and ADA for…

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Exploring the the FDA’s Newly Proposed OTC Hearing Aid Rule and the Medicare Hearing Benefit

Brandon Sawalich, President and CEO of Starkey, returns to This Week in Hearing to follow-up with Dr. Bob Traynor to discuss the FDA’s latest decision to release the draft OTC hearing aid rule, as well as the new Medicare Hearing Benefit currently under consideration in Congress – part of a much larger spending bill the…

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