New Poll: Americans Want Guidance on Hearing Care, Know Little about OTC Hearing Aids
This press release was issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association on October 13, 2021.
As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prepares its long-awaited regulations for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids, national polling results released today by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) show widespread public uncertainty about who these products will be intended for and how they should be used — as well as a strong desire for professional guidance when it comes to managing hearing health care.
State Attorneys General from across the country, as well as the political spectrum have issued consumer alerts about the dangers of unsafe hearing aids. Hear About Hearing will continue to monitor these important development.