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20Q: OTC Hearing Aids - They've Arrived!

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1.  Which organizations were involved in the early discussions regarding OTC hearing aids?
  1. NASEM
  2. PCAST
  3. FDA
  4. All of the above
2.  The final FDA regulations included all the following EXCEPT:
  1. Established output limits and labeling requirements.
  2. How consumers can report adverse effects from use of these devices.
  3. Established audiometric requirements to define mild-moderate hearing loss.
  4. A requirement for a hearing test by a hearing professional.
3.  What does OTC stand for?
  1. On-the-counter
  2. Over-the-counter
  3. Off-the-counter
  4. None of the above
4.  The OTC class of devices is only available for which groups of individuals?
  1. Children under 18
  2. Adults over 65 years of age
  3. Adults over 18 years of age with mild-moderate hearing loss
  4. All of the above
5.  What can hearing care professionals do to increase utilization of both OTC and prescription hearing aids?
  1. Put patients first - provide realistic expectations, sufficiently address questions/concerns, provide easy follow up and visits.
  2. Only offer premium products from one brand to keep the selection process simple.
  3. Counsel regarding the benefits of hearing aids but do not discuss OTC devices.
  4. Use high pressure sales tactics to close the sale.

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