Re: OTC Hearing Aids WITH Telecoils


Barbara Cooledge
 

What is the $2,500.00? My husband’s aids were under $1,800.00 at Costco and they had the booth and technician and custom hearing exam. Not over-the-counter and not covered by insurance e except for initial examination. So, I am wondering, do over the counter just amplify? Or do you test yourself and customize your custom over-the-counter devices using your computer?
I’m just curious probably because my husband is losing his hearing. Does not have minor hearing loss.
An audiologist said on her site that over-the-counter are not safe. So is HLAA in the proper position on this? Could be a disaster?
Barbara

On Thu, Nov 17, 2022 at 8:04 PM Stephen O. Frazier <hlaanm@...> wrote:
Hi All - It appears I left out some critically important words in the earlier  post on this matter.   The Lexie Lumen hearing aids referred to in it are not the only OTC hearing aids available in stores - Best Buy alone carries 10 different models plus a $2,500 PSAP..
 
The Lexie Lumen, though, is the only one that has telecoils.  When you add the OTC models sold at Best Buy, Verizon, Walgreens, and even at the Hy-Vee  supermarkets in some states, plus models available from a number of websites like CVS Cructfield etc., there's a plethora of OTC hearing aids to pick from BUT, still, only the Lexie Lumen has telecoils.
 
If this news disturbs your, please click on the link below and share your comments re the absence of telecoils in the comment box available by scrolling down to the bottom of the screen...
 
 
  Photo of Best Buy OTC hearing aid display located in the cellular phone area.  Contrary to Best Buy publicity, the "Blue Shirt" who helped me has had no training on the devices.  When asked about it his response was, "There's a training video course but it's not mandatory so I haven't taken it."
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Subject: [HLAATech] OTC Hearing Aids and Telecoils
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2022 15:52:38 GMT

Hi All - It appears that Lexie Lumen hearing aids are the only OTC FDA approved hearing aids (at Walgreen's) that are actually currently available over-the-counter in retail stores.  I have commented on this on the Hearing Health and Technology Matters blog
 
Comments on the blog from advocates of hearing loops like you would help to make the OTC hearing aid industry aware of the need to address this this issue.  You can visit the blog at:
 
 
 
  
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