In 2017, a law was passed that directed the FDA to create a new category of hearing aids, known as Over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids, for people 18 and older. In October 2021, they proposed rules for the new OTC hearing aids and finalized this process this month, with OTC hearing aids set to hit retail shelves in October 2022. In this article, we’ll discuss what OTC hearing aids are and how they differ from other products such as prescription hearing aids and PSAPs (personal sound amplification product). We’ll also discuss why this is important to the average consumer.
The main goal for hearing aids is to augment people’s current hearing ability, especially when it comes to perceiving and understanding speech. However, it is also important for people to be able to hear these sounds without it being overly loud.
Older hearing aids had issues with amplifying every sound. While wearers could hear softer sounds that they couldn’t before, loud sounds became unbearable and even dangerous to hear as a result of amplifying them too much.
With modern hearing aids, most of them feature software powered by advanced microchips that can compress sound so that quiet sounds are easier to hear while loud sounds do not get any louder. This article will touch briefly on what compression is and why it’s important to have a feature like compression for hearing aid users.
Covid-19 is a serious disease caused by the novel coronavirus. It has spread throughout the globe and infected over half a million people so far. There are some studies that report hearing loss can occur through infection, though it is very rare. Other studies found that people with existing hearing loss have their condition worsen when infected with Covid-19. Recently, some studies report that one of the vaccine side effects include hearing loss, which is usually sudden. However, they found that it is reversible or diminished if treated early and thoroughly. This side effect is also considered very rare.
Hearing is easily one of the most precious abilities we have, so what causes hearing loss? Life without sound is miserable plus very dangerous! Imagine not being able to listen to your favorite song, hear the voices of loved ones, or even an intruder breaking into your home.
All hearing aids should come with a remote mic... At meals I just put the mic in the middle of a table and I can hear everyone equally... watching TV I put the mic on the TV table and my wife controls the volume of the TV and I just adjust the volume on the neckband... it's a perfect
My hearing aids came yesterday,I charged them and put them in my ears,instructions said to start out at sound 3 but I could not hear well at that setting,had to turn them to 4 ,I have worn the expensive ones for years which I can't really afford.these neosonic ones are great just as good or better than the high priced ones,they are comfortable.
Very affordable, great sound and clarity, great customer support
Very good so far, I got these yesterday. Put them on, I like the fit. Very comfortable and small behind my ear. I was concerned about that as I wear glasses.
I have them at the lowest setting and hearing is good. My tinnitus is canceled which is amazing how they can do that.
The clarity verses others Ive tried to really good.
I called customer support today for some questions, Kevin was very helpful and took care of me. Very good customer support.
I didnt want to go with the Dr expensive ($2000 - $8000) hearing aids. Glad I found a good alternative. Saved me a ton of money.
Very happy customer.