Hearing Health and Technology -- Workshop, Project No. P171200 #00050

Submission Number:
00050
Commenter:
Ross Cushing
State:
Maryland
Initiative Name:
Hearing Health and Technology -- Workshop, Project No. P171200
2 Questions: 1) Someone told me that Sen. Elizabeth Warren might be sponsoring this bill because she is receiving funds directly or indirectly from Bose (a company who wants to make OTC Hearing Aids in her state) as a kickback. Is this true? 2) Every year I see multiple patients who come to our offices because of concern for mild hearing loss, and they end up having brain tumors. I have multiple patients who would be dead right now if this bill was passed 5 years ago, because instead of coming to see a professional they would have just gotten an over the counter hearing aid. My question is: why is the government trying to take away health care that can prevent deaths? Is it because Elizabeth Warren just wants to line Bose's pockets so she can have campaign funding? I'm very concerned about the motivations behind this bill as well as the consequences of the bill if it were passed. There is no doubt that brain tumors will go undetected because of it and people will die unnecessarily. And why?