Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Resources

On October 17, the over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) went into effect. Media outlets across the country have reported widely on OTC devices for sale, and Academy representatives have been busy participating in interviews to reinforce the essential role that audiologists play in hearing health care. Continue to check back on the Academy's OTC resources as further information is released and resources are created.

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Academy Position Statement: The Role of Audiologists with Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

FDA Proposed Rule: Medical Devices, ENT Devices, and OTC Hearing Aids

The Audiologist’s Guide to Hearing Aids, PSAPs, Hearables, and OTC Devices

Advocacy Resources

The Academy encourages all of its members to use its advocacy resources to learn about initiatives and get involved! 

 

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Federal Affairs

Federal activities seek to educate and shape national policies regarding hearing and balance health-care issues.

State Affairs

The Academy monitors state affairs to ensure the interests of audiologists are being represented.

Legislative Action Center

The Legislative Action Center keeps audiologists informed on important audiology issues.

Grassroots Advocacy Network

It is important for members of Congress to hear directly from audiologists, especially as they consider issues that will impact the profession. Grassroots advocacy is key to ensuring that audiologists’ interests are represented on Capitol Hill.

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Government Relations News

Find up-to-date information regarding government relation news regarding the audiology profession.

Supplemental Benefits In Medicare Advantage (Hearing, Vision, Dental) Under Discussion (Diyajyoti/shutterstock.com)

Supplemental Benefits In Medicare Advantage (Hearing, Vision, Dental) Under Discussion

On November 4, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) discussed how to standardize a set of three or…

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Academy Provides Recommendations to Congress on Reforming the Medicare Physician Payment System

Academy Provides Recommendations to Congress on Reforming the Medicare Physician Payment System

The Academy submitted comments in response to a congressional Request for Information (RFI) seeking suggestions on how to…

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An Update for Academy Members from the Academy’s Executive Director (Polarpx/shutterstock.com)

Have You Heard?
An Update for Academy Members from the Academy’s Executive Director

By Patrick Gallagher, MBA, Executive Director Over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids (HAs) became officially available on Monday, October 17,…

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Political Action Committee

Advocacy success is one of the primary goals of the Academy’s strategic plan. Get involved and contact your member of Congress and donate to the Academy’s Political Action Committee (PAC) to ensure your voice is heard.

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Support the PAC

Reach federal candidates by contributing to the Academy’s Political Action Committee (PAC).

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