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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Defending PSAPs – Part II

Are PSAPs Legal and/or Dangerous? This post on PSAPs is the second in a series of three by Miles Goldsmith, MD.  In Part I of this series he commented that he thought the recent FDA Guidance Document was overreaching, and threatened the viability of affordable hearing options – rather than protecting the consumer, the proposed FDA document would create…

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