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! 


Reimbursement Coding

Advocacy Toolkit – New

Explore our advocacy toolkit for essential resources and tools to empower effective audiology advocacy efforts.

State Licensing Information

The Academy offers state-specific resources pertaining to audiology licensing laws.

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.


Government Relations News

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

Limited Direct Access to Audiology Services Under Medicare: Updated Information

CMS Directs Medicare Advantage Plans to Submit Utilization Data on Hearing Benefits

Medicare Advantage plans are required to submit detailed, service-level utilization data to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services…

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Settlement Reached in Kaiser Exclusion of Hearing Aids and Related Services

The class action against the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington arising out of its categorical exclusion of…

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Academy Opposes Reimbursement Cuts for VA Community Care Providers

The Academy has reached out to the Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of…

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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.


Support the PAC

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