What You Need to Know Before Buying OTC Hearing Aids

There have been only around a dozen self-fitting over-the-counter hearing aids (OTC HA) introduced into the market since the new FDA OTC hearing aid regulationswent into effect last fall. These new self-fitting OTC HAs are designed to help compensate for the mild to moderate hearing loss suffered by an estimated 35-plus million people in the U.S. and to approximate the performance of prescription hearing aids you’d buy from an audiologist – but at a much lower cost. OTC HAs remove the audiologist middle person, which means instead of paying $4,000-$8,000 for prescription hearing aids, self-fitting OTC HAs sell for less than $3,000, usually between $400-$1,300, depending on make and model.

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About Stewart Wolpin

I have been writing about consumer electronics for four decades, including news, reviews, analysis and history for a wide variety of consumer, niche and trade outlets. For the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), I annually update the industry's history and write the official biographies of the CTA Hall of Fame inductees. Aside from writing about consumer technology for a variety of consumer, tech and trade publications, I write a blog and do market research for Digital Technology Consulting. In the non-tech world, I have written "Bums No More: The Championship Season of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers" and "The Rules of Neighborhood Poker According to Hoyle." Check out my work at www.stewartwolpin.com.
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