What are OTC hearing aids?
The FDA’s newly created Over-The-Counter (OTC) hearing aid category is designed to be sold directly to the consumer, over the age of 18, with mild-to-moderate hearing loss. While the intent was to provide access to hearing aids at a lower price, the actual cost in terms of safety, customization and support could make this a costly experience for some.
Your hearing is as unique as your fingerprint.
HearingLife proudly provides professionally fit hearing devices for all different budgets and offers flexible payment plans. We support our customers throughout their journey with personalized care for the life of the hearing aid, at no additional cost. You can be assured that our recommendations and individualized care result in better hearing and money well spent. Read more about OTC hearing aids at HearingLife.
|HearingLife Hearing Aids
||Over-The-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aids
|Complete hearing assessment
||No professional hearing evaluation; self-diagnosis
|Medical concerns can be addressed
||Medical concerns are left unchecked
|Product selection based on hearing loss and lifestyle needs
||No guidance for product selection
|Solutions can be provided for all levels of hearing loss
||Only address mild-to-moderate hearing loss
|Custom fit hearing aids
||Universal fit hearing aids, no customization
|Hearing devices provide clearer hearing, with 360° of sound, and adjust to background noise
||Hearing aid makes sound louder, not clearer
|Hearing aids built on advanced platforms with the latest technology
||Very limited, basic technology
|Professional support, virtual or in-person, for hearing aid issues, problems, etc.
|Fine-tuning and hearing aid adjustments as needed
||Hearing aids not able to be professionally fine-tuned