OTC Hearing Aid Act Bundled with MDUFA; Expected to Pass through Committee

The Over the Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 is expected to pass through the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee as part of the much larger Medical Device User Fee Amendments (MDUFA) package. Although the current bill continues to allow OTC devices to apply to "mild-to-moderate" hearing losses, the severity of hearing loss remains a primary sticking point for the bill.