WEBINAR—OTC 101: Ask the Experts Series Are Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids For You?

November 01, 2023



The Hearing Loss of Association of America (HLAA) presents the first of four planned OTC 101 – Ask the Experts Webinars in a series providing information about over-the-counter hearing aids, a new class of products available directly to consumers since October 2022. Executive Director Barbara Kelley moderated a panel of experts and audiologists from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) responding to audience questions on November 1, 2023.

For more details, visit hearingloss.org/OTC

The HLAA OTC 101 – Ask the Experts Webinar Series is funded by a grant from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation in support of its mission to strategically support programs that improve the lives of seniors and people with disabilities.


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Srinivas Nandkumar, Ph.D.

Director for the Division of Dental and ENT Devices, FDA

Dr. Nandkumar has worked at the FDA for almost 20 years and currently serves as the director for the division of dental and ENT devices. His background is in electrical engineering with a specialty in digital speech processing. Read More >

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Julie Cohen, Au.D., Ph.D.

Audiologist and Scientific Reviewer, FDA

Dr. Cohen is an audiologist and scientific reviewer at the FDA, with more than a decade of hearing science research experience. Her focus areas include over-the-counter hearing aids, cochlear implants, auditory aging and cognition. Read More >

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Lindsay DeVries, Au.D., Ph.D.

Audiology Reviewer, FDA

Dr. DeVries joined the FDA in 2020 as an audiology reviewer after earning her Ph.D. in speech and hearing sciences with a research focus on cochlear implants. She was previously a clinical audiologist for an ENT practice. Read More >