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Over The Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017

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What is the Over-The-Counter Hearing Aid Act?

President Trump signed a law in August of 2017 called the Over the Counter Hearing Aid Act. In fact, this allows adults to directly purchase high-quality hearing aids without needing to see a hearing care professional. Additionally, this law deregulates the hearing aid market. The cost of amplification devices to the consumer is now consistently lowering.

This new legislation requires the FDA to establish and regulate a new category of hearing aids. Consequently,

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non-professional or online retailers can sell these devices to people who suffer from a mild to moderate hearing loss.  Thankfully, Congress is giving the FDA 3 years to complete this process.

What are over the counter hearing aid act

These OTC hearing aids or will be a new category of wearable hearing devices. Interestingly enough, the FDA has not yet officially approved these devices.  Additionally, this classification would be separate from “hearing aids”. However, just like traditional prescription hearing aids, it will be regulated and labeled by the FDA for product safety and efficacy. Consumers with hearing loss can’t buy these devices without FDA approval.

Several organizations provide recommendations for the performance standards of these Over the Counter Hearing Aid Act (OTC) devices. These entities include the National Academy of Science, Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Technology Association.

Otofonix

There is no need to wait for 3 years! In fact, you can purchase an Otofonix hearing aid today and begin experiencing life at its fullest.  Furthermore, the FDA has approved all of their digital hearing aids, and they also offer a 45-day hassle-free return policy to eliminate any risk to you.

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ENCORE

Traditional

Featuring improved directional microphones for a simple and easy experience.

PAIR

$745   $595

SONA

SMART

Create a personalized experience to meet your unique hearing needs.

PAIR

$1,112   $735

HELIX

Rechargeable

All the benefits of the Encore, plus the convenience of being rechargeable.

PAIR

$1,171   $755

GROOVE

SMART RECHARGEABLE 

Combining our two most popular features into one unit- SMART & Rechargeable

PAIR

$1,465   $955
Dual Color Otofonix Hearing Aids

THE APEX

Digital Hearing Aids

Starting At

$12/mo

Per Ear

or $124

was $249

Elite-Best-Value Otofonix Hearing Aid

THE ELITE

Digital Hearing Aids

Starting At

$16/mo

Per EAR

or $199

was $399

Most Popular Otofonix Hearing Aids

THE ENCORE

Digital Hearing Aids

Starting At

$24/mo

Per ear

or $299

was $499

Otofonix Hearing Aids

THE HELIX

Rechargeable Hearing Aid

Starting At

$68/mo

Per Pair

"Only Sold in pairs"

or $745

was $1299

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Compare different models to find the one that suits your needs

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Features

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Sound Environment Settings
Programs or environmental settings that allow you to optimize performance for noisy, quiet, or social situations
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Digital Sound Processor
All Otofonix Hearing Aids are 100% Digital because they all use a DSP Chip. Without a DSP, noise-canceling is not possible.
Noise Canceling
Uses a digital algorithm to reduce background noise more effectively in noisy and challenging environments.
Directional Microphone
Makes it easier to focus on sounds coming from in front of you, and allows for more advanced and effective noise cancellation
Telecoil
A telecoil acts as a receiving antenna for your hearing aids. When you connect with a sound system of a theater or church, you get amplified sounds delivered directly into your hearing aids. So no matter where you are in the theater, you automatically have the best seat in the house. Only the sound from the hearing loop's microphone is amplified, while background noise is shut out.
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Rechargable
Wear your device all day and charge when you go to bed. No need to handle tiny hearing aid batteries
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Smartphone Compatible
Adjust your Otofonix Bluetooth Hearing Aid with your smartphone via the Otofonix App. No need to draw attention to your hearing aid; you can adjust it by using only your phone.
Personalized Hearing
Using the Otofonix App, you can customize your hearing aid to meet your unique hearing loss profile. It's like having an audiologist in your living room.

Specifications

Volume ControlRocker SwitchRocker SwitchSmartphone AppSmartphone App
Battery Size312Rechargeable13Rechargeable
Battery Life6-8 Days18 Hours4 - 6 Days18 Hours
Device Dimensions1.2" x .55" x .28"1.5" x .31" x .5"1.2" x .31" x .48"1.2" x .31" x .48"

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