Hearing Health and Technology -- Workshop, Project No. P171200 #00094

Submission Number:
00094
Commenter:
Gabrielle Sadowsky
State:
Arizona
Initiative Name:
Hearing Health and Technology -- Workshop, Project No. P171200
I am afraid people will purchase devices in error when they should have had a medical evaluation and my purchase only one which may cause auditory deprivation and balance issues. As an audiologist, I see people on a regular basis who think they can get by with just one aid. Also, people who have purchased PSAPs and have been dismayed wait another 5 years before they attempt to see an audiologist because that aid did nothing for them and all heairng aids are the same. The consumer won't understand the difference between a PSAP and a OTC.