Eargo CEO ‘Enthusiastic’ About Pending OTC Hearing Aid Sales
The CEO of direct-to-consumer hearing aid manufacturer Eargo says an OTC category for hearing aids would improve the quality of life for many Americans with hearing loss.
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A year after the US Food and Drug Administration proposed a new category for over-the-counter hearing aids, Americans can now buy them without a prescription.
US consumers have OTC access a year after FDA proposed category. While OTC category is limited to devices designed for mild to moderate hearing loss and not more severe hearing impairment, it covers vast majority of consumers with hearing loss.
After requirement from Congress and push from President Biden, FDA establishes regulatory category for hearing aids to allow US consumers with mild to moderate hearing loss to purchase the devices without a prescription or prior exam.