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Baby Boomers Have Hearing Problems – Will Low Cost Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids be the Answer?

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The next Futures Club meeting is next Wednesday, December 8, at 4 PM. It will be a Zoom meeting.

The topic will be Over-the-Counter hearing aids. Would YOU buy them? SHOULD you buy them? Find out all about Who, What, When, Where & Why as our panel of experts share the pros & cons of the new proposed legislation.

In 2017 a bipartisan group of senators, led by Warren and Grassley, added a requirement that the FDA issue regulations for over-the-counter hearing aids, particularly aimed at those with mild to moderate hearing loss. The proposed regulations have finally been issued, and we can expect them to be finalized and over-the-counter hearing aids to be available next year.

Hearing loss is a major issue for all of us as we age. It’s estimated that 80% of those over 85 have significant hearing loss and even 1 out of 6 baby boomers have significant hearing loss before the age of 65. Will Over-the-Counter hearing aids finally lead more of us with mild or moderate loss to address it early?

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The Futures Club has been asked by UCSF to help them find volunteers to participate in a new study they are conducting based on how people living together deal with hearing loss. The study is led by Dr. Meg Wallhagen, who has spoken here in Oakmont, and is the current chair of the Hearing Loss Association of America.

Our study is designed to learn more about the issues people and their partners may experience. The persons I am hoping to talk to do NOT have to have diagnosed hearing loss or be wearing hearing aids. I’m specifically looking for persons 60 and older with partners since managing any significant chronic condition generally involves family.

Here’s a link to a brochure with a little more information: