OTC hearing aids FAQ

Q: Can I buy hearing aids over the counter?

A: Over-the-counter (OTChearing aids (or OTC wearable hearing devices as recommended in the NAS report), are not yet on the market. They will be hearing devices for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss purchased directly by consumers from a retailer or online.

Q: Will hearing aids be cheaper in 2020?

A: FDA prepares regulations for OTC devices coming in 2020. … The change comes thanks to a federal law passed in 2017 directing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ease barriers to buying a hearing aid. The new devices are expected to cost less than traditional hearing aids

Q: Does CVS sell hearing aids?

Hearing Assist Rechargeable Hearing Aid for Both Ears, FDA Registered HA 302 Model with Charging Case, Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aids, Grey – CVS Health

Q: Do you need prescription for hearing aid?

A: The FDA regulated the distribution of hearing aids so, yes; legally you do need a prescription before buying these devices online or anywhere else. Also, to safeguard the public’s health and money, a prescription helps to provide confirmation that the aids are necessary.

Reference article:
1. Pros and Cons of Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids
2.Difference between OTC hearing aids and PSAP personal amplifiers
3.Over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids are about to hit the market in 2020
4. FDA Law about OTC Hearing aids.