Chaos reigns on the American hearing aid market, and Biden must act immediately. This message comes from four senators, who in a direct letter to President Joe Biden describe what they call "chaotic" and "confusing" conditions on a hearing aid market that is currently so unregulated, it might cause serious harm for hearing impaired people.
The letter, which MedWatch is in possession of and is dated Sep. 16, comes shortly after Biden's July announcement, which was an assault on the price of the established hearing aid industry's expensive products. In an executive order, Biden directed the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to have proposed rules on the over-the-counter (OTC) sales of hearing aids – that is, without prescriptions or an audiologist appointment – within 120 days.
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