Health News You Can Use: Hearing Loss & Over the Counter Hearing Aids

May 13, 2022

About 48 million people in the U.S. have hearing loss, but only one in five who could benefit from a hearing aid actually use one.

The Hearing Loss Association of America anticipates over-the-counter hearing aids may be available in stores by the end of this year, following years of delays after legislation was passed in 2017.

This week, during Better Hearing and Speech Month, we’re talking to an audiologist about what you need to know before buying over-the-counter hearing aids, the impact of unaddressed hearing loss over time, and hearing loss prevention.

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