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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Independent Hearing Aid Dispenser Directions

The Independent Hearing Aid Dispenser   Last week’s post reported on the evolving hearing aid retail landscape, and specifically that of the independent dispenser.  Most notably, the emergence of chain retail (such as Costco), the growth of hearing aid manufacturer company owned stores, and the VA has contributed to the 10% decline in independent hearing…

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