Hearing aids now available over the counter for first time in US

Posted on AllSides October 17th, 2022
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Adults with mild to moderate hearing loss can now purchase hearing aids over the counter at stores across the United States, including Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart, or online without a prescription.

Retailers are offering over-the-counter hearing aids averaging thousands of dollars less than prescription models for as little as $199 a pair at Walmart after the Food and Drug Administration finalized a ruling in August allowing the devices to be sold to people 18 and older without a prescription, medical exam, or trip to the audiologist for the first time in the U.S.

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