Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues (LEPI)
Instructional Level: Fundamental
By August 2020, over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids will be available in the US to adults over the age of 18 with perceived mild-moderate hearing loss. This session will outline the development of the OTC category and delineate the issues of key importance to audiologists and their clients. Importantly, the session will introduce the findings of MarkeTrak 10 (MT10), HIA’s longitudinal survey of consumer beliefs, attitudes and behaviors, as they impact the OTC decision.