Pros and Cons of Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids


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Pros and Cons of Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids
By Sonya Collins

Medically Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on March 26, 2019
From the WebMD Archives

Tommy McDonell used to have her aide take all her phone calls. The 67-year-old artist and retired educator couldn’t hear well enough to talk on the phone.

“The volume on my TV could probably kill the people next door,” she says of her neighbors in the retirement facility where she lives in Southern Pines, NC. Having multiple sclerosis makes her hearing loss worse. “If you test my hearing when my MS is good, then my hearing isn’t absolutely awful, but if you test me when my MS is having a [...]

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