Head of US audiologist association thinks OTC could increase hearing loss awareness

The president of the American Academy of Audiology, Sarah Sydlowski, says that the upcoming over-the-counter sales channel in the US could have a positive effect on the hearing industry at large, increasing awareness and bringing more patients into play – nevertheless, proper rules must be in place to safeguard them from unintended harm.

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The upcoming sales channel for over-the-counter (OTC) sales of hearing aids will be a boon for audiologists and, more generally, the treatment of hearing loss in the US.

That is, if it’s done right, says Sarah Sydlowski, president of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), which is the biggest industry association for audiologists in the US and the world.

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