Hearing Aid Dispensing – VIII

Hearing Aids and the FTC    According to Federal Trade Commission archivists, the agency’s Bureau of Consumer Protection first began investigating hearing aids about January 1975.  A draft proposal to regulate the industry was published in the Federal Register on June of that year. In the spring and summer of 1976, the FTC conducted 58 days…

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Hearing Aid Dispensing – Part VII

This blog is a continuation of a series describing events that shaped hearing aid dispensing channels in the U.S. The last blog ended by stating that some audiologists decided to become engaged in the sale of hearing aids, with or without ASHA (American Speech and Hearing Association) sanctions. Unfair Practices Concerns Hearing aid dealers had been…

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