Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Resources

On August 16, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released final rule, “Medical Devices; Ear, Nose, and Throat Devices; Establishing Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids.” The Academy’s OTC Task Force is reviewing the rule, and an analysis will be forthcoming to the members through a variety of communications.

The Academy has prepared over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid resources for audiologists to use in their practice and share with their patients such as frequently asked questions, responses, webinars, and legislative information.

AAA 2023 Call for Abstracts Open

Share your ideas, latest research, and clinical knowledge with your colleagues. Abstracts due by October 7.

Recognize Your Colleagues!

Your professional community is filled with outstanding audiologists who are making strides in the field in a variety of ways. Get together with friends and colleagues to complete a nomination packet and make sure they are recognized for their efforts. Submit your nomination by October 14.

Support the Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act

The legislation will remove unnecessary barriers to allow Medicare beneficiaries to receive appropriate, timely, and cost-effective audiologic care. Use the Academy Legislative Action Center to contact your senator and representative and ask them to support this act.

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