While OTC hearing aids show promise, their uptake continues to be hindered by challenges like high costs, social stigma, and limited awareness, reducing widespread adoption.
Consulting audiologists for tailored solutions remains crucial, but OTC hearing aids represent a significant opportunity for heightened awareness, broader adoption, and a notable shift towards increased accessibility and interest in hearing health.
This Week in Hearing is in conversation with Matt Skindzier from Knowles Corporation, dIscussing over the counter device and the evolution of hearing enhancement and assistive listening.
If you are hearing-impaired or a hearing-aid user and rely on lip-reading to enhance intelligibility then you may find the lack of synchronisation between video and audio here is a problem for you. Our reviewer found improvement by either a) turning down the sound and relying on the on-screen text, or b) not looking at the screen and just listening to the sound.