Plenary Panel: Are Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids a Supportive Advance or Disruptive Innovation?

During this panel discussion, participants will have the opportunity to hear from experts about the potential impacts of hearing aid-like devices on the profession of audiology. The Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Act (2017) means that these devices will soon be available to listeners with mild-to-moderate hearing loss in the United States without the assistance of a hearing healthcare professional. In fact, many of these devices are already accessible in North America. Our panel members will share their knowledge and expertise on this topic through a guided conversation. Join us for a dynamic session and learn how OTCs may impact your work.

Panel: Brent Edwards, Larry Humes, Vijay Parsa, Todd Ricketts

Moderator: Marlene Bagatto