Hearing Health and Technology -- Workshop, Project No. P171200 #00052

Submission Number:
00052
Commenter:
Keith Quirolo
State:
California
Initiative Name:
Hearing Health and Technology -- Workshop, Project No. P171200
I am a hearing aide user, they have helped me communicate with my family and at my workplace. Fortunately for me, but unfortunately for most people, I could afford my hearing aides. Each aide cost $3500.00, an exorbitant price for a small piece of technology. I feel that the Federal Trade Commission should investigate the cost of hearing aides and regulate what can be called a hearing aide. Currently hearing aides are too expensive for the general public, and medical insurance does not cover the devices that can actually make a difference.