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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Audiology in the USA

Occasionally, we get an opportunity to present material of significant historical interest.  We are honored to provide the post that follows, reprinted with permission from the book “Audiology in the USA” by Dr. James Jerger. The book aims to give students and young audiologists a sense of the history of the profession.  Beginning with the…

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