Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Expected This Fall in US

August 16, 2022

(Associated Press) – Millions of Americans will be able to buy hearing aids without a prescription later this fall, under a long-awaited rule finalized Tuesday. The regulation creates a new class of hearing aids that don’t require a medical exam, a prescription and other specialty evaluations, the Food and Drug Administration said. That’s expected to increased competition and eventually lower costs. The devices will be sold online or over-the-counter at pharmacies and other retail stores. (Read More)