In a recent Forbes column, writer Frank Fitzpatrick discusses three ways in which COVID-19 will “fuel the hearables revolution,” making them a fast-growing sector of the market.

A spokesperson for the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health has said that it’s likely that the deadline for the release of guidelines on the OTC Hearing Aid Act may be pushed back due to the coronavirus, according to Forbes. Despite the delay, Fitzpatrick said that COVID-19 may “actually accelerate the adaptation of and need for hearables.”

The reasons for this shift, according to the article, include people’s apprehension about visiting healthcare providers during a pandemic, the growth in personalized digital health and wellness products, and the features that hearables offer for those working from home, including productivity and well-being measurements.

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Source: Forbes