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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OTC/PSAP For All Losses?

This post discussion is a continuation of previous posts related to comments that many hearing professionals have expressed with concerns that OTC/PSAP hearing aid sales will result in dissatisfied users because: The instruments are not professionally fitted An audiogram is necessary OTC-sold devices (previously defined as PSAPs) are of poor quality and will not meet…

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