Category: Regulation



FDA Issues Proposed OTC Hearing Aid Rules

To ensure patient safety, the proposed rule addresses maximum output limits and includes certain device performance and design requirements, such as distortion control limits, self-generated noise limits, latency limits, frequency bandwidth, as well as a requirement to limit the insertion depth of the device. The proposed rule also includes labeling requirements for OTC hearing aids. As hoped, the FDA also issued an updated draft guidance, “Regulatory Requirements for Hearing Aid Devices and Personal Sound Amplification Products (PSAPs).”

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Managing Managed Care

Managed care is substantially growing in depth and breadth every year. Telehealth, OTC, the current pandemic, and other factors significantly impact the modern hearing care office in tandem with managed care. Therefore, as we evaluate, select and participate in managed care, we must seek and select the opportunities which best meet the goals and needs of the modern hearing care office.

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