There is some excitement in the hearing aid market as the U.S. begins to introduce over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids to the public. Some (known as hearing devices) are available now, and the FDA is set to approve and regulate additional less expensive models in the fall of 2020. Many adults with hearing loss are pleased with the possibility, because it makes acquiring a hearing aid easier and without as much expense. And while the profession applauds the removal of the barriers to the devices, there are some concerns.
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