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OTC Hearing Aids May Be Coming Soon

OTC assistive hearing devices may provide real help to the hearing impaired soon.

Currently in the U.S. hearing aids can only be purchased through a licensed hearing specialist. This can place a hardship on those on limited incomes. With growing evidence that adequate hearing is essential to maintaining cognitive performance, recent tightly controlled research has shown several over-the-counter personal hearing assistance devices performed nearly as well as conventional hearing aids costing thousands more! New regulatory classifications are being considered.

PositiveTip: If you find yourself avoiding conversations because you cannot hear well--you should to seek professional hearing advice.