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HLAA Files Comments to FDA for OTC Hearing Aid Rule

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) announced that it filed comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its proposed rule establishing Over-the-Counter (OTC) hearing aids. Once finalized by the FDA, consumers 18 and older with mild-to- moderate hearing loss will be able to purchase hearing aids at retail and online outlets. 

Sonic to Display Captivate and Trek at EUHA Congress

At the Sonic exhibit (STAND 3A.408), conference participants will be able to experience firsthand how the SoundDNA platform is said to ”bring together Sonic’s most automatic, adaptive, and flexible hearing aid technologies to deliver on Sonic’s 4S Foundation of natural sound, speech understanding in noise, simplicity, and style.”

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Benefit of Using Telecare for Dementia Patients with Hearing Loss and Their Caregivers

A large portion of individuals with dementia also have hearing loss. When these patients are fitted with hearing aids for the first time, the use and operation of the instruments can be a struggle, and the struggle often carries over to their caregivers. This research found that the use of teleaudiology via Signia TeleCare for these new hearing aid users increased awareness, improved benefit for several different communication settings, and reduced associated stress for the caregivers.

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