Blog: Words Matter; May We Not Allow Them to Scatter

Christopher Schweitzer, PhD, examines word usage, and related confusion surrounding the PSAP terminology and designation, in the hearing health industry--primarily for hearing aid consumers. Relatively recently, the term 'PSAP' has been introduced and circulated within the profession to represent a personal sound amplification product, leading to consumer confusion. This unfortunate outcome is perhaps the reverse effect of the FDA's "Guidance" paper’s intent to clarify product distinctions.