The Hearing Industries Association (HIA) announced that a group of leading consumer organizations, hearing health professional organizations, hearing aid manufacturers, and retailers launched a new nationwide campaign, “Hear Well,” to educate the public on hearing loss and the critical role hearing professionals play in the identification and treatment of this common medical condition.
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Three years ago on August 18, 2017, what has become known as the “OTC Hearing Aid Act” was signed into law, and we’ve now reached the statutory deadline for proposed rules for this new class of hearing aid. Although FDA is obviously focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, the complexities of federal preemption of state laws related to hearing aids also loom large. To ensure strong consumer protections, HIA conducted exhaustive research of hearing aid laws in the 50 states, identifying five primary areas of consumer protection to flag for FDA.Read More
The Hearing Industries Association (HIA) published a note to its members reiterating the importance of continuing to provide hearing care services via telehealth or video, or, if an in-person visit is needed, following Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for coronavirus.Read More
According to statistics generated by the Hearing Industries Association (HIA), Washington, DC, overall hearing aid unit sales through the first three quarters of 2019 have increased by 4.9%, with a 4.2% increase in the commercial sector and a 7.9% increase in the VA.Read More
On the eve of major changes in the regulations governing the distribution of hearing aids in the United States, including the new upcoming class of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing devices, MT10 looks at consumers’ perceptions about hearing aids and personal sound amplification products (PSAPs)—as well as their attitudes about OTC devices and do-it-yourself hearing care.Read More
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