FTC Announces Preliminary Agenda for Hearing Health and Technology Workshop

Public forum to examine the consumer costs and benefits of current regulations, the potential impact of new technology, and barriers to access

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The Federal Trade Commission today announced the preliminary agenda for Now Hear This: Competition, Innovation, and Consumer Protection Issues in Hearing Health Care, a workshop that will explore competition, innovation, and consumer protection issues raised by hearing health and technology.

The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Washington, D.C. on April 18, 2017 and will include opening remarks from FTC Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen.

Discussion topics for researchers, health care providers, industry representatives, consumer representatives, policymakers and others will include:

  • Consumer Information and Search Costs
  • Innovations in Hearing Health Technology
  • Innovations in Hearing Health Care Delivery
  • The Costs and Benefits of Regulation

A final agenda for the workshop, including panelists, will be released prior to the workshop.

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Contact Information

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Nicole Jones
Office of Public Affairs
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Daniel Gilman
Office of Policy Planning
202-326-3136