Hearing aids are the most common treatment for hearing loss. Today’s hearing aids come in many styles, and offer features and technologies not available in years past.
These are known as Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Programs (TEDPs). They provide free or low-cost telephone equipment to qualified individuals to accommodate their hearing loss and improve phone access.
Increasingly, research is showing that hearing aids can do far more than just help you hear. They may also make you healthier. Here’s why.
The FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 (FDARA) details certain requirements to establish a category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids and the kinds of regulatory requirements that will apply to them.
The regulation creates a new class of hearing aids that don’t require a medical exam, a prescription and other specialty evaluations.
A recent study suggests that hearing aids could be a useful tool for improving cognition and even delaying dementia.