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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HA Distribution VII – PSAP, ALD, or Hearing Aid?

PSAP, Assistive Listening Device, or Hearing Aid?  To many people, any differentiation between these terms is confusing. Some contend that if it amplifies and looks like a hearing aid, it is a hearing aid.  If that is the case, what is the difference between a Pocket Talker and a body hearing aid?  They both amplify…

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