Categorization of PSAPs?

This post is a continuation of two previous posts relating to a proposed PSAP “Standard” (OTC Hearing Aid Standard, and PSAP Standard Review).  This post relates to a section of the proposed “Standard” relating to the “categorization of PSAPs” (personal sound amplification products).1     Categorization – Criteria for Standardization It is not clear what…

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OTC Hearing Aid Standard

Both PCAST1 (President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology) and NAS2 (National Academies of Sciences) have recommended that OTC (over-the-counter) hearing aid sales be permitted for mild-to-moderate hearing losses. Additionally, the SB 9 Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2016 introduced by Senators Warren and Grassley calls for the same.  These recommendations resulted from the…

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