HLAA Promotes Consumer Protection in Comments for New Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Rule

HLAA filed comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its proposed rule establishing Over-the-Counter (OTC) hearing aids.  Once finalized by the FDA, consumers 18 and older with mild...HLAA filed comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its proposed rule establishing Over-the-Counter (OTC) hearing aids.  Once finalized by the FDA, consumers 18 and older with mild to moderate hearing loss will be able to purchase hearing aids at retail and online outlets.  HLAA and organizations that signed onto these comments recommended … Read More >

New Hearing Aid Options are Coming in 2022

Barbara Kelley Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America Kate Carr President Hearing Industries Association By Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America and Kate Carr, President, Hearing...Barbara Kelley Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America Kate Carr President Hearing Industries Association By Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association of America and Kate Carr, President, Hearing Industries Association The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidelines for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids, a first step toward giving Americans more options … Read More >

FDA Releases Proposed Rules for Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

“HLAA is pleased to see the proposed rules on over-the-counter hearing aids released today by the FDA. This is one step closer to seeing OTC hearing devices on the market...“HLAA is pleased to see the proposed rules on over-the-counter hearing aids released today by the FDA. This is one step closer to seeing OTC hearing devices on the market for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss. We hope that many adults who qualify for these devices are encouraged to take that important step … Read More >

Understanding the Cost of Hearing Aids

Barbara Kelley Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America. Follow Barbara on Twitter: @BKelley_HLAA There are many questions about the cost of hearing aids. This blog post, “Understanding the Cost...Barbara Kelley Executive Director Hearing Loss Association of America. Follow Barbara on Twitter: @BKelley_HLAA There are many questions about the cost of hearing aids. This blog post, “Understanding the Cost of Hearing Aids,” by Thomas Powers, Ph.D. provides some excellent information on this issue to help protect consumers who are evaluating their options. President Biden … Read More >

Rules are Long Overdue

Lise Hamlin Director of Public Policy Hearing Loss Association of America President Joe Biden Issues Directive for Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids By Lise Hamlin President Joe Biden signed a sweeping Executive...Lise Hamlin Director of Public Policy Hearing Loss Association of America President Joe Biden Issues Directive for Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids By Lise Hamlin President Joe Biden signed a sweeping Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy | The White House on July 9, 2021. According to The Washington Post: “The executive order — … Read More >

President Biden Directs HHS to Consider Issuing Proposed Rules within 120 Days for Allowing Hearing Aids to be Sold Over the Counter

Today, U.S. President Biden issued an executive order that directs the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to consider issuing proposed rules within 120 days for allowing hearing...Today, U.S. President Biden issued an executive order that directs the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to consider issuing proposed rules within 120 days for allowing hearing aids to be sold over the counter. HLAA applauds the Biden Administration for taking action on this important matter. Since the passage of the Over-the-Counter … Read More >

HLAA Hosting a Webinar (April 8) and Convening a Meeting (May 25) with Permission from the FDA

HLAA will convene and host a Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) meeting with permission from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on sensorineural hearing loss and its impact on daily life. All...HLAA will convene and host a Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) meeting with permission from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on sensorineural hearing loss and its impact on daily life. All are welcome to attend. This session will be free and open to all. Look for more information to come. We will also hold an HLAA webinar on … Read More >

HLAA’s Concern for Consumers Reaches the FDA

Following the signing of the Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Act of 2017, the FDA was on track to issue regulations by the law’s deadline of August 2020. That deadline has...Following the signing of the Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Act of 2017, the FDA was on track to issue regulations by the law’s deadline of August 2020. That deadline has come and gone without new rules in place. During this period, bad actors have stepped in to fill this vacuum and begun to advertise OTC … Read More >