OTC hearing aids are a new category of FDA regulated devices. In general OTC hearing aids are meant to make general hearing care more affordable.
OTC hearing aids will be an alternative to today’s FDA-regulated hearing aids, which are currently only available from hearing health professionals, such as audiologists and hearing aid
The audiologist fits you for the hearing aid, adjusts the device based on your hearing loss, and provides other additional follow-up services. Those with any degree of hearing loss should know
if they are a good fit for these OTC hearing aids.
Hearing aids today on average cost $4,500. OTC hearing aids offer a lower cost alternative to customers making hearing care more accessible to the general public. To ensure patient safety, the proposed rule addresses design and performance requirements such as a maximum output (volume) limit that would prevent injuries from overamplification of sound.
OTC hearing aids will be for adults who believe they have mild-to-moderate hearing loss, even if they have not had a hearing exam. For those seeking great medical grade hearing aids at the best possible prices with the ability to do everything from the comfort of your home this approach may be the right one for you.
Currently the OTC regulations have not been published and are under review. If you are today looking for affordable hearing care we offer great medical grade hearing aids with customer service to guide you on your path toward better hearing. You will not find medical grade hearing aids with our service at lower prices.