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OTC Hearing Aids – Why No Telecoils?

For a significant portion of the hearing aid wearing public, the introduction of over-the-counter hearing aids became a non-event.  Why – because none of the devices being stocked by the Walmarts and Walgreens of the world contained what is, to those hearing aid users, a “must have” feature – telecoils.

Eighty percent of people with hearing loss in America currently qualify for OTC hearing aids but for those who insist on having telecoils in them, they’re still relegated to the mercies or benefits of licensed hearing care providers.
Why is this? Stephen O. Frazier investigates.

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