Starkey President and CEO Brandon Sawalich has issued a statement regarding the recent proposed ruling by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) outlining a new category of hearing aids that can be sold over the counter (OTC).
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US hearing aid unit sales during the first half of 2019 increased by 2.7% for the private/commercial sector and 8.5% for the US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), for a total increase of 3.8% compared to the same period last year. The VA accounted for 1 in 5 (19.5%) of all hearing aids dispensed in the United States in the first half of 2019. RIC-style hearing aids constituted 81.7% of all hearing aids dispensed.Read More
Expert Insight #7: Has ZPower made any updates to the Rechargeable System for Hearing Aids since it first launched?
Tim Powers answers questions about updates to the Rechargeable System for Hearing Aids. Get new insights into power issues, and ask your own questions!Read More
Hearing aid net unit sales in the United States increased by 2.5% during the first quarter (Q1) of 2019, totaling 1,000,653 units—the second time unit volume has ever exceeded 1 million in a quarter.Read More
The HLAA2019 Convention will feature an extensive lineup of educational workshops, a research symposium presented by leading experts in the field, an exhibit hall filled with the latest technology for people with hearing loss, several inspirational speakers, opportunities to explore the beauty of Rochester, and of course a healthy dose of fun and camaraderie.Read More
In a series of videos, the “Hear Well. Stay Vital.” campaign shows the importance of hearing health to pursuing and staying engaged with activities that ignite your passion, such as dance, music, or enjoying grandchildren.Read More
Expert Insight #6: I’ve heard there are shipping restrictions for rechargeable batteries and products using them. Do the restrictions apply to hearing aids and accessories that use rechargeable batteries?
Dr Barry Freeman answers questions about shipping restrictions for rechargeable batteries. Get new insights into power issues, and ask your own questions here!Read More
The Hearing Industries Association (HIA), in partnership with the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), and the International Hearing Society, has launched a public awareness campaign to promote better hearing called “Hear Well. Stay Vital.”Read More
The resolution, H.Res. 147, highlights the critical role hearing ability plays in personal health, relationships, professional success, education, and safety. The resolution also discusses the important role of professional intervention and evaluation through licensed hearing care providers—hearing aid specialists, audiologists, and otolaryngologists, who can recommend and assist with rehabilitation options, which may include medical intervention or the use of assistive hearing technologies like hearing aids.Read More
Hearing care practice owners often get sweaty palms this time of year due to a drop in business and hearing aid units sold. However, industry statistics show that, if that’s the case in your business, maybe you should relax a little; historically, January and February are probably the worst months for hearing aid sales in the private sector.Read More
US hearing aid unit sales increased by 5.3% in 2018, falling just 30,000 units short of the 4 million mark, according to HIA fourth quarter statistics. For the year, the commercial sector experienced unit sales gains of 5.95%, while the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) dispensing activity increased by 2.4%.Read More
Hearing aid net unit sales in the United States increased by 6.2% in the third quarter (Q3) compared to the same period last year, according to statistics generated by the Hearing Industries Association (HIA), Washington, DC.Read More
According to HIA statistics, the US hearing aid market has experienced sales gains of 5.9% and may exceed 4 million hearing aid units dispensed by the end of 2018. Here’s a summary of the US hearing industry statistics through the third quarter of this year, including a look at the most-common styles of hearing aids sold.Read More
The Hearing Industries Association (HIA) has announced its endorsement of the five recommendations made in the consensus paper by AAA, ADA, ASHA, and IHS titled, “Regulatory Recommendations for OTC Hearing Aids: Safety & Effectiveness”.Read More
The unprecedented consensus statement from four national hearing care professional organizations recommends the new FDA classification be called “Self-fit OTC hearing devices.” The paper recommends the new class be intended for mild-to-moderate hearing losses of 26-55 dB HL (26 max HFA-FOG/110 dB max output), offer input compression and volume controls, contain clear and easy-to-understand labeling both on the inside and outside of the packaging, and require at last one 510(k) filing for initial FDA approval to ensure the basic safety and efficacy of the device.Read More
In the second quarter of 2018, US quarterly sales of hearing aids exceeded 1 million net units for the first time in the industry’s history, according to statistics generated by the Hearing Industries Association (HIA). In Q2 2018, unit sales increased by 5.73% compared to the same period last year—the exact same percentage growth as the first quarter’s sales’ growth rate.Read More