Over-the-counter hearing aids are self-fit devices that may be a treatment option for adult patients with self-perceived mild to moderate hearing loss. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not require a hearing test by a professional before purchase. 

However, you may want to schedule a comprehensive hearing evaluation before purchasing amplification if:

  • You have difficulty understanding conversations when you are in a noisy environment.

  • You can only hear loud speech.

  • You have experienced ear pain, drainage, and/or wax build-up. 

  • You notice a difference in hearing between ears, or only perceive difficulty hearing with one ear. 


The use of these devices are not approved for children, or intended for adults with more severe hearing loss. 

Our Services: We offer OTC consultation, OTC device orientation, and OTC device check appointments. An audiogram is needed prior to the appointment. For more information, click here

Note: Audiologists are unable to make programming changes to OTC devices. 

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04/29/2023 - 4:21 pm