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‘NBC News’ Article Discusses OTC Hearing Aids

A recent article appearing on the “NBC News” website by Phil Galewitz with “Kaiser Health News,” discusses the expansion of over-the-counter hearing devices currently on the market for people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss, in the absence of FDA regulations governing the 2017 “Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Law.”

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Untreated Disabling Hearing Loss Costs Billions – in the US and the Rest of the World

A new study compiled for Hear-It estimates that disabling hearing loss (≥35 dB HL) costs €216 billion per year in Europe. Applying the report's same methodology to the United States, 14.6 million people in the USA live with an untreated, disabling hearing loss, with a cost of $133 billion each year. This amounts to $9,100 per person with an untreated disabling hearing loss.

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