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Eargo Introduces Eargo 5 Hearing Aid

Eargo 5 is Eargo’s fifth-generation device and is a medical-grade, FDA Class II exempt hearing device designed to be “customizable by the user to their hearing preferences through all new Sound Match technology,” according to Eargo's announcement. Through Sound Match, Eargo 5 “helps enable custom tuning with no clinic visits or waiting rooms.”

NAL Presents Interactive Panel with Nuheara to Discuss OTC Hearing Technology November 25

The online event is an interactive panel discussion between NAL’s Director Dr Brent Edwards, and Justin Miller, the Co-founder and CEO of Nuheara. Both experts in the area of over-the-counter hearing technologies will meet to discuss the past, present, and future of the technology, and its place within audiological practice, according to NAL.

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PSAPs, OTC and Self-fitting Hearing Aids, ACHIEVE, and More: An Interview with Nicholas Reed, PhD

Nicholas Reed, PhD, and his colleagues at Johns Hopkins have been involved in some extremely exciting research on personal sound amplification products (PSAPs) and over-the-counter (OTC) devices, as well as cognition and hearing loss. Douglas Beck, AuD, interviews Dr Reed about these topics, as well as the group’s recent work on the ACHIEVE study.

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Arizona Attorney General Issues Warning to Consumers About OTC Hearing Aids

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has issued an announcement on his website cautioning consumers to watch out for “misleading sales tactics from companies selling over-the-counter hearing amplifiers.” Over the past year, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) said it has received approximately 140 complaints about over-the-counter hearing aids.

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Maintaining Consumer Protections for All Hearing Aids

Three years ago on August 18, 2017, what has become known as the “OTC Hearing Aid Act” was signed into law, and we’ve now reached the statutory deadline for proposed rules for this new class of hearing aid. Although FDA is obviously focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, the complexities of federal preemption of state laws related to hearing aids also loom large. To ensure strong consumer protections, HIA conducted exhaustive research of hearing aid laws in the 50 states, identifying five primary areas of consumer protection to flag for FDA.

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How to Use Teleaudiology Technologies in a New Setup or in an Existing Office

A large selection of teleaudiology solutions now exist that provides greater practice efficiencies and much higher levels of outreach and accessibility for your patients—and for other consumers who should be your patients. Here is just a brief sampling of some of the options for enhancing your teleaudiology capabilities.

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