Hearing Aids and Personal Sound Amplification Products: What to Know | FDA

Hearing Aids and Personal Sound Amplification Products: What to Know

Learn about hearing aids, personal sound amplification products, and the proposed change to how you can get hearing aids.

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Are you or a loved one having a hard time hearing? Perhaps you’re thinking about getting a hearing aid.

Hearing aid technology keeps evolving, which means there’s a growing variety of styles and features to consider.

“People who already use a hearing aid know that selecting one is not a simple decision,” says Eric Mann, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical officer in the FDA office responsible for hearing aids. “Hearing loss affects people in different ways. So, it’s important to choose a hearing aid that’s appropriate for your condition and fits your lifestyle.”

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates hearing aids to make sure they are safe and effective. If you’re considering hearing aids, this article highlights some common technologies and terms you may encounter and [...]

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