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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Hearing Aid Selection: Consumer vs. Dispenser

Hearing Aid Selection: Consumer vs Hearing Aid Dispenser    This post is a continuation of articles on this site the last two weeks related to hearing aid selection. It is directed at answering the question: would a consumer select the same hearing aid signal processing algorithm as was recommended by an audiologist? A signal processing algorithm refers to…

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