Hearing Health and Technology -- Workshop, Project No. P171200 #00100

Submission Number:
00100
Commenter:
Wade Hendrickson
State:
Arizona
Initiative Name:
Hearing Health and Technology -- Workshop, Project No. P171200
I personally work with hard of hearing adults and provide hearing aid services. I promise that if these individuals didn't have someone like me to help them from time to time they would most likely not be wearing them anymore. There is almost no way the geriatric population could self test and perscibe hearing help. This population needs help with their hearing aids. Going over the counter may put me out of business and make it nearly impossible for those in need to get the real professional help they need to succeed. Please don't pass the over the counter hearing aid bill. There is no reason to believe that hearing aid penetration will be greater and its guaranteed that those in the most need will have the hardest time getting help in the future.