Over-the-Counter 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. 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.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Guides: Use of Term “Doctor” and Audiologist (Peakstock/shutterstock.com)

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Guides: Use of Term “Doctor” and Audiologist

The current FTC Guides state that “endorsers qualifications must in fact give the endorser the expertise that the…

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FDA and Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids (Michail Petrov/shutterstock.com)

Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Final Rule: Existing State Medical Clearance Requirements and “Prescription” Terminology

The Academy submitted a letter to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) requesting clarification on two critical issues included…

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Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Final Rule Released News Item

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Final Rule Released

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released today the final rule, “Medical Devices; Ear, Nose, and Throat Devices;…

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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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