Posted by: hlacentralma | November 10, 2016

US May Legalize Over The­ Counter Hearing Aids

Breaking News Update

US May Legalize Over The ­Counter Hearing Aids Advocates for lower cost hearing aids got a boost yesterday when two U.S. Senators announced legislation that would ease restrictions on the sale of over­ the counter hearing aids.

politicians

The Over­The­Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2016, sponsored by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D­Mass.) and Chuck Grassley (R­Iowa), would allow certain hearing aids to be sold over the counter and would eliminate the “burdensome requirement” that consumers get a medical evaluation or sign a medical waiver before purchasing OTC hearing aids.

The Act would also require the FDA to issue regulations containing safety and labeling requirements for OTC hearing aids and to update its draft guidance on Personal Sound Amplification Products (PSAPs). The senators said they would introduce the legislation when Congress reconvenes before the end of the year.

Questions? Give us a call at (775) 372­8346

Read Full Article

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: