Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Resources

On August 16, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released final rule, “Medical Devices; Ear, Nose, and Throat Devices; Establishing Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids.” The Academy’s OTC Task Force is reviewing the rule, and an analysis will be forthcoming to the members through a variety of communications.

The Academy has prepared over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid resources for audiologists to use in their practice and share with their patients such as frequently asked questions, responses, webinars, and legislative information.

Free Webinar: Cultural Humility—Recognizing and Responding

Join us on August 18 for this three-part web series that will provide the practical how-to information on how to address microaggressions for yourself and how to help others, including students, as conveyed within the context of individual stories.

Academy Honors and Awards: Submit Your Nomination

Your professional community is filled with outstanding audiologists who are making strides in the field in a variety of ways. Get together with friends and colleagues to fill out a nomination packet and make sure they are recognized for their efforts. Several award categories are currently accepting nominations.

Support the Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act

The legislation will remove unnecessary barriers to allow Medicare beneficiaries to receive appropriate, timely, and cost-effective audiologic care. Use the Academy Legislative Action Center to contact your senator and representative and ask them to support this act.


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Sick Leave and Disability Pension: Are They Associated with Hearing Loss? (seanbear/shutterstock.com)

Sick Leave and Disability Pension: Are They Associated with Hearing Loss? 

Jørgensen and colleagues (2022) recently published a paper examining the association between hearing loss and both physician-certified sick…

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Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Final Rule Released News Item

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Final Rule Released

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released today the final rule, “Medical Devices; Ear, Nose, and Throat Devices;…

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Clinical Auditory Profiling: Divide and Conquer

For years, several approaches attempted to disentangle the physiological and perceptual consequences of different hearing loss etiologies (Johannesen…

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Advent of Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids: How to Be Prepared

This article provides an overview of available resources to support you as well as your current and future…

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OPINION EDITORIAL | Should AuD Programs Increase Business Education Opportunities?

While serving on jury duty, I had lunch with a fellow juror. I mentioned we enjoyed cooking, and…

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