I haven’t paid much attention to “hearing aid” discussions since it was announced that the FDA would disseminate edicts concerning the capabilities and sales of them about the 1st of the year.
Now, I see it’s been pushed back to Aug.'20.
I’ve been avoided all discussions on hearing aids until the OTC’s are available, another 9 months [or more] until they figure out what they’ll determine them to be, followed by a discussion period.
It could be a lot longer before they become available to the public.
My only concern is with OTC, nothing else.
In the meantime I’ve watched my hearing ability slowly fade.
In response, I’ve taken another cruise around the i-net checking for info on OTC hearing aids.
Now, I have seen at least one ad for OTC hearing aids.
They advertise 16 sound channels, a guaranty, and other things of potential interest to me.
They’re beginning to sound more like Hearing Aids, not simply just PSAs.
My major questions so far are:
My understanding is that it’s not yet legal to advertise OTC hearing aids in the US, correct?
They say nothing about user control of the sound channels.
After the hearing loss is determined, the sound channels will need to be adjusted to compensate, correct?
The particular company I’m thinking of is located in the UK.
- How can a warranty for an item supplied from outside the US be enforced?
A quick cruise of the i-net tells me that OTC hearing aids are not available in Europe.
They’re watching what happens here in the US before they make any decisions.
The UK is no longer in the European Union.
- How can they advertise and supply the sale of OTC hearing aids?
That is just the beginning of my questions on this subject.
Not much use in asking more until these are sorted out.