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    Can someone point me to any ongoing forum discussions about the Hearing Loss Association?

    I had received several emails from the HLA but been too busy to pay much attention.
    However the last one piqued my interest. The HLA has apparently managed to introduce federal legislation to authorize the sale of over-the-counter hearing devices for people with mild to moderate hearing loss. There are millions of people who would benefit. Sounds like a damn good idea as long as it is not wrapped in suffocating regulations that would benefit only vested interests...

    Here is a link to more information on the HLA website: https://17291.thankyou4caring.org/em...0-1c0c9356aed6
    Hearing Aids: KS5
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    The legislation merely instructs the appropriate regulatory agency (FDA in this case, I believe) to spend up to three years coming with rules for over-the-counter hearing aids. TL;DR Don't hold your breath.
    Marc

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    Quote Originally Posted by chatteremail View Post
    The legislation merely instructs the appropriate regulatory agency (FDA in this case, I believe) to spend up to three years coming with rules for over-the-counter hearing aids. TL;DR Don't hold your breath.
    Well, in the three years that the Feds will be making their new rules, the semiconductor industry will have advanced, becoming better, smaller, faster, and cheaper. So, their rules could be obsolete at birth.

    State of the art transistors are small enough already to enable a hearing aid to adjust itself, which, IMHO, is exactly what is needed for people with mild-moderate hearing loss. Note, the world is already beta testing self driving cars, a far more demanding development than self adjusting hearing aids...
    Hearing Aids: KS5
    F: 250 - 500 - 750 1k 1.5k - 2k - 3k - 4k - 6k - 8k ---- SRT --- WRS
    R: 60 -- 55 -- 60 - 65 - 55 -- 60 - 65 - 75 - 70 - 70 ---- 85dB -- 56%, 95dB
    L: 55 -- 60 -- 60 - 50 - 55 -- 65 - 70 - 75 - 65 - 75 ----- 65dB -- 20%, 70dB

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    Perhaps, you meant to say HLAA as its nationally known?

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