The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final rule authorizing over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids is the culmination of years-long advocacy by CTA, member companies and allied organizations.
Beginning in mid-October 2022, Americans with mild to moderate hearing loss have had access to affordable hearing aids from a local store or online.
This document identifies the elements of a standard testing methodology for a consumer-facing hearing metric and establishes common terminology to describe hearing wellness throughout a consumer’s lifetime.
Over-the-counter hearing aids will benefit tens of millions of Americans, reducing the cost, social isolation and stigma experienced by many people with mild to moderate hearing loss.Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, CTA
Through our extensive and dynamic network, we bring technology to those most in need — seniors and people with disabilities. It's more than just devices. We give people freedom, independence, purpose and most importantly, vital connections.