FDA approves over-the-counter sale of hearing aids

FDA approves over-the-counter sale of hearing aids

The FDA has allowed hearing aids to be sold over the counter.

This opens the door to cheaper, more accessible devices without a prescription or medical exam.

The high cost of hearing aids had discouraged many Americans from buying these devices.

Health experts also say that untreated hearing loss suppresses cognitive growth causing depression in older people.

A long-sought wish of consumers frustrated by expensive exams and devices has now come to fulfillment.

People with mild to moderate hearing loss can buy hearing aids online and in retail stores.

They won't be required to see a doctor for an exam to get a prescription.