U.S. Hearing Aid Market

Who in the U.S. Hearing Aid Market is Purchasing Hearing Aids?   It is common knowledge that hearing aid manufacturers, especially the Big Six, have been purchasing and operating their own hearing aid sales stores, significantly reducing the numbers operated by independent dispensers.  The market consists of both a private (approximately 79%) and public sector (approximately 21%),…

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PSAPs – In Defense Of – Part I

Editor’s comment:  Discussions of hearing aids versus PSAPs (Personal Sound Amplification Products) have heated up again since the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) issued its Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff on November 7, 2013.  The Guidance Document was distributed for comment purposes only, and rapidly became a lightening rod for…

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