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Starkey calls out President Biden: Hearing aids aren't consumer electronics

A speech praising the upcoming over-the-counter hearing aids held by US President Joe Biden has stirred up a response from one of the countries biggest hearing aid manufacturers, Starkey.

Hearing aids will soon be available on shelves in the US, for example in electronics retailers | Photo: Uncredited/AP/Ritzau Scanpix

In September at the latest, American consumers will gain access to over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids in pharmacies across the US, which will save them time and ”hundreds and hundreds of dollars,” President Joe Biden said in a speech on Monday.

The president highlighted that ”tens of millions of people” in the US will now get easier access to hearing solutions.

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