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Now that over-the-counter hearing aids are available, it’s important to know what questions to ask. peakSTOCK/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Over-the-counter hearing aids offer a wide range of options – here are things to consider before buying

They are cheaper to buy and don’t require a doctor’s prescription. But OTC hearing aids come with some limitations.
The FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 designated a new class of OTC hearing aids. Heizeng Hu/Moment via Getty Images

Over-the-counter hearing aids have been greenlighted by the FDA – your local pharmacist will soon be able to sell you the device you need

OTC hearing aids promise to increase the accessibility and affordability of the devices for millions of adults who live with untreated mild to moderate hearing loss.
The FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 designated a new class of OTC hearing aids. Johner Images/Getty Images

You may soon be able to buy hearing aids over the counter at your local pharmacy

Only 3.7% of people in the U.S. with hearing difficulty own hearing aids. Thanks to a federal law in progress of being implemented, OTC hearing aids may help bridge the gap.

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