HLAA CURRENT FEDERAL LEGISLATION
This is a Call to Action! Encourage everyone you know to get their hearing checked. HLAA recommends seeing an audiologist or hearing instrument specialist if you are having trouble on the phone, asking others to repeat, turning up the volume on your television, or showing other warning signs. Untreated hearing loss can cause falls, isolation, depression, anxiety, and it has been shown that there is a link to cognition. Hearing loss should be prevented, screened for, and treated without delay.
Over the Counter Hearing Aid Act
The OTC Act was signed into law in August 2017. HLAA has been working diligently with lawmakers to have the consumer voice heard. We are currently working with the FDA on labeling of OTC products, product safety and consumer protection. These OTC products are expected to be in the market place by 2021.
To learn more: What is an OTC hearing device? What is a PSAP (Personal Sound Amplification Product)? http://hearingloss.org/content/otc-hearing-aids