NASEM Committee Looks at Regulations for OTC Hearing Devices

The June 9 Dissemination Meeting featured a wide menu of possible regulations for a new OTC category of hearing devices, and the meeting concentrated on safety and quality control, as well as packaging and labeling requirements. The NASEM meeting’s proposals are not part of the FDA’s formal rule-making process, but they could serve as a starting point for considerations by FDA and discussions with stakeholders in hearing hearing healthcare when formulating a possible new OTC hearing device category.