August 17, 2022
Life Sciences
  • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized a rule allowing hearing aids to be sold over the counter. The rule allows people with mild to moderate hearing loss to purchase a hearing aid over the counter “without the need for a medical exam, prescription or a fitting adjustment by an audiologist,” the FDA said. The administration said the hearing aids could be available over the counter in retail and drug stores as soon as mid-October. (Articles here, here, here, here, here, here, and here)