Is an over-the-counter hearing aid an option?

Over-the-counter hearing aids will be offered in the North American market in the next year or two. These inexpensive models are simply amplifiers that will make everything louder. They will not have the sophistication to make fine tuning preference adjustments, nor have some of the important/sophisticated features that today’s hearing aids are designed to do. Audiologists will not have the ability to adjust or modify sound or fit of these products, therefore no support or replacement parts to repair will be available.