Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Resources
On October 17, the over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) went into effect. Media outlets across the country have reported widely on OTC devices for sale, and Academy representatives have been busy participating in interviews to reinforce the essential role that audiologists play in hearing health care. Continue to check back on the Academy's OTC resources as further information is released and resources are created.
Academy Position Statement: The Role of Audiologists with Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids
FDA Proposed Rule: Medical Devices, ENT Devices, and OTC Hearing Aids
The Audiologist’s Guide to Hearing Aids, PSAPs, Hearables, and OTC Devices
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Advocacy Toolkit – New
Explore our advocacy toolkit for essential resources and tools to empower effective audiology advocacy efforts.
State Licensing Information
The Academy offers state-specific resources pertaining to audiology licensing laws.
Federal activities seek to educate and shape national policies regarding hearing and balance health-care issues.
The Academy monitors state affairs to ensure the interests of audiologists are being represented.
Legislative Action Center
The Legislative Action Center keeps audiologists informed on important audiology issues.
Grassroots Advocacy Network
It is important for members of Congress to hear directly from audiologists, especially as they consider issues that will impact the profession. Grassroots advocacy is key to ensuring that audiologists’ interests are represented on Capitol Hill.
Government Relations News
Find up-to-date information regarding government relation news regarding the audiology profession.
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In 2023, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a technical assistance guidance explaining how the Americans…
Political Action Committee
Advocacy success is one of the primary goals of the Academy’s strategic plan. Get involved and contact your member of Congress and donate to the Academy’s Political Action Committee (PAC) to ensure your voice is heard.
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