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HLAA Current Fedral Legislation

Hearing Health

Over the Counter Hearing Aid Act

Public Policy and Agenda

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.

OTC became available on store shelves and on the internet October 17, 2022. Adults 18 and over with perceived mild to moderate hearing loss will have more choices in hearing aids and the ability to get them without seeing a doctor or hearing care profession first.

To learn more: What is an OTC hearing device? What is a PSAP (Personal Sound Amplification Product)?

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