In August, the Food and Drug Administration enabled access to over-the-counter hearing aids, expanding access for millions of Americans. The FDA established an over-the-counter category for hearing aids for those with mild to moderate hearing loss.Read More
November is National Diabetes Month, and surprising to many – hearing loss is a prevalent comorbidity linked to the disease. Among multiple studies, researchers have discovered a higher rate of hearing loss in people with diabetes. Using tests that measure participants’ ability to hear at the low, mid and high-frequencies in both ears, the results indicate a link between diabetes and hearing loss at all frequencies. Also, diabetes mellitus patients have a moderately increased risk of future hearing loss, and screening for hearing loss allows for early medical intervention.Read More
La PORTE — An unintended side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic – and the widespread use of masks – is being noted by audiologists and hearing specialists: More people are realizing they have hearing loss.Read More
American consumers can now purchase hearing aids without a prescription, and the over-the-counter versions can be found in popular pharmacies like Walgreens and CVS.Read More
Beltone Hearing Care Practitioner Tony Sammons explains the new FDA ruling on Over the Counter hearing aids and what it means for consumers.Watch Video
Back in august, the FDA approved the over-the-counter sale of hearing aids. Now they will become available on October 17th.
About 80% of people with hearing loss have not tried to fix it, but now that over-the-counter hearing aids are approved and hitting the market, practitioners hope to change those statistics.
Pandemic era safety measures, like mask usage and social distancing, had negative affects on the hard of hearing, according to some experts and statistics.
According to data from the National Library of Medicine, 27.7 million American adults 18 years of age and over experience difficulty hearing.
Across the nation and right here in Hamilton County, Beltone is seeing a rise in patients who did not know they were struggling with hearing loss.
Many new Noblesville Beltone patients had thought they did not read lips or have hearing issues pre-COVID, but mandated masks illustrated that they may in fact have mild or moderate hearing loss and simply did not realize it because they had been compensating unconsciously.
TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The FDA is establishing a new category of over-the-counter hearing aids.
CBS News finds the devices will be available for purchase without a medical exam or a prescription, and they could be in stores by mid-October.
Beltone Hearing Care Practitioner David Johnson explains the new FDA ruling on Over the Counter hearing aids and what it means for consumers.Watch Video
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- You can soon buy an over-the-counter hearing aid without the need for a medical exam, prescription or fitting.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the final rule on Tuesday — in what many are calling a victory for millions of Americans with hearing impairment.
Beltone Hearing Care Practitioner Dylan Snyder explains the new FDA ruling on Over the Counter hearing aids and what it means for consumers.Watch Video