If you’re holding back from scheduling an appointment for a hearing evaluation, you’ll love this news. The FDA has approved a hearing test that can be done in the privacy of your own home. And to top that off, last week the FDA also approved the sale of Bose hearing aids that can be purchased without seeking the help of a professional.
The Over the Counter Hearing Aid Act, set in motion by Senator Elizabeth Warren, may be coming to fruition earlier than we expected. Supporters of this legislation believe that in our present delivery model, hearing help is unaffordable for many Americans. If cost is your barrier to care, here’s your chance to make a difference in your life with a less than traditional approach. And in a way that affords convenience.
Keep in mind that there is always a honeymoon period with any type of hearing technology. At first there will be noticeable differences and a heightened awareness to your surroundings. That’s great and improving your hearing is the reason why you sought help in the first place.
As you settle in with your new investment, you may experience disappointment in specific environments or you may have questions or doubts about the choices you’ve made. That’s where an Audiologist can help. It’s our job to make sure that you are hearing to your full potential. We can easily evaluate the product you have chosen and make proper recommendations.
There is now absolutely no excuse for you not to sharpen your sense of hearing. Whether you put yourself in the hands of a capable provider or choose a self fitting device, I applaud you for making that decision.