Why do only 14% US adults with hearing loss use hearing aids?

Why do only 14% US adults with hearing loss use hearing aids?
Cost is the number one reported barrier for people seeking hearing help.

In 2016 the President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST) looked into how to better serve our aging population by proposing an FDA approved over-the-counter hearing aid.  Although we hope to see an uptake in hearing aid usage, this is not the case in the U.K. where they are available for free. Additional research is also finding our aging population needs better hearing care service, not just access to a device.

Enjoy this month’s article “Opening the Market for Lower Cost Hearing Aids: Regulatory Change Can Improve the Health of Old Americans.” ~Blustein et. al.

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