FDA opens access to OTC hearing aids

Of the 30 million Americans who suffer from hearing loss, only about one-fifth are currently using hearing aid devices. But thanks to a new ruling by the Food and Drug Administration, consumers will be able to acquire hearing aids in retail stores—without relying on expensive exams and fittings. Commissioner Robert Califf, M.D., asserted that the move will enable convenient and affordable access while encouraging innovation and competition in hearing aid technologies.

Source: The FDA

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