Editor’s Noted: In April 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a workshop “Now Hear This: Competition, Innovation, and Consumer Protection Issues in Hearing Health Care” in which government and industry stakeholders discussed how developments in hearing aids relates to the FTC’s responsibilities. The workshop included discussion of the costs and benefits of hearing health care regulations.
From: FTC Workshop
Good afternoon, everyone. … We want to welcome you to our panel, which is entitled “The Costs and Benefits of Hearing Health Care Regulations.” On this panel, we will explore how federal and state regulations affect the hearing industry. For instance, how might a modification of regulations, to create an over-the-counter category of hearing aids, affect the hearing marketplace? What role does state regulation play in hearing care? And is there a role for voluntary industry standards? We have an impressive panel here today to discuss these and other issues relating to the benefits and costs of regulations in the hearing health care space.
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