Hearing Health and Technology -- Workshop, Project No. P171200 #00071

Submission Number:
00071
Commenter:
Jonathan Gervin
State:
Minnesota
Initiative Name:
Hearing Health and Technology -- Workshop, Project No. P171200
It is pure foolishness to leave health care such as hearing in the hands of manufacturers. The major hearing device manufacturers have caused our current problem by inflating prices to health care providers in order to cover government contracts. OTC hearing products will just shift the profiteering from conventional manufacturers to other electronic manufacturers. Removing the health care provider will not lead to better care, however, will lead to an increase in hear loss related issues. This change does not have the patients best interest in heart.