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 – The Audiogram

Many hearing professionals have expressed concerns that OTC 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 the needs of the hearing impaired, and Poor experiences by the purchaser will discourage…

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