Hearing Health and Technology -- Workshop, Project No. P171200 #00063

Submission Number:
00063
Commenter:
Alison Grimes
State:
California
Initiative Name:
Hearing Health and Technology -- Workshop, Project No. P171200
What safeguards will be in place to ensure that infants and children are not fitted with OTC devices? For a child learning speech and language, optimal amplification is urgently required, and an OTC device will not provide optimal amplification. Will OTC devices have a mandatory right-to-return policy as hearing aids currently do under state laws? What is the mechanism by which state licensing boards will be advised to modify/abandon laws and regulations regarding hearing aid sales to to conform to the new policies?