PSAPs – In Defense Of – Part I

Editor’s comment:  Discussions of hearing aids versus PSAPs (Personal Sound Amplification Products) have heated up again since the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) issued its Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff on November 7, 2013.  The Guidance Document was distributed for comment purposes only, and rapidly became a lightening rod for…

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HA Distribution VI – Role for PSAPs?

Is There a Role for PSAPs?   The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Diseases estimates that approximately 36 million Americans have a hearing loss of sufficient magnitude to warrant hearing aid use.  But, only about 20% of them have purchased–but are not necessarily using–hearing aids. This disappointing market penetration rate has remained essentially stagnant…

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