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FDA to allow select hearing aids to be sold over the counter

Posted on AllSides August 16th, 2022
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Hearing aids will soon be available for purchase over the counter at a local pharmacy or drugstore.

The Food and Drug Administration finalized a ruling that will allow select hearing aids to be sold at stores or online retailers without a prescription or a medical exam at a lower cost.

"For many Americans who suffer from hearing loss, safe and effective and high quality hearing aids have been unaffordable. Hearing aids can cost thousands of dollars per pair and they're not always covered by insurance," said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. "Americans who need help with their...

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