HLAA Boston Chapter Newsletter – August 2022

Check out the latest news and updates from HLAA Boston Chapter!

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We hope to see you soon as we launch meetings starting October 2nd immediately following the annual New England Walk4Hearing. You do not need to walk to attend the meeting but please check out Walk info at https://www.walk4hearing.org/site/SPageServer/?pagename=locations

Happy rest of your summer!

-Liz Olson
volunteer leader for HLAA Boston Chapter

BIG News! OTC Hearing Aids coming this fall

HLAA Makes News as Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Move Closer to Store Shelves

On Tuesday, August 16, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the final rule for hearing aids sold directly to consumers, without a prescription. This will open the market to a new class of devices for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss.

Executive Director Barbara Kelley is featured on many top media outlets as the news breaks. She talks about why HLAA supports this additional pathway to hearing health care.

While these devices aren’t for everyone, it’s an exciting step to help some treat hearing loss sooner.

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