Back to Basics: A Closer Look at PCAST’s Problematic Definition of “Basic” Hearing Aids

Dr Chasin argues that the PCAST category of a “basic” hearing aid for mild-to-moderate hearing loss was misnamed, and should be “hearing aids for conductive hearing loss.” With a conductive hearing loss, an OTC "reading glasses approach" might work, but a sensorineural hearing loss is entirely different.