Hearing Aid OTC Sales and Self-Fitting

On July 12th, 2017 the U.S. House of Representatives passed the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017, which includes the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act, and allows for hearing aid OTC sales.1    The Act creates a new class of over-the-counter hearing aids and allows non-prescription hearing devices to be marketed to treat mild-to-moderate hearing loss.  This…

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An Audiologist in the Wilderness – Part IV

Into the jaws of the beast (continued) This is a continuation of Parts I  and II and III of “An Audiologist in the Wilderness” by James Curran. James Curran, M.S. For nearly four years I crisscrossed the U.S. for Dahlberg, traveled to Europe and Canada, speaking to dealers in their offices, at regional meetings, at…

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