The Union of Two Giants:  A Win-Win for Consumers of OTC Hearing Aids

Consumer Affairs reports:

“The world’s most powerful retailer—prompted by Consumer Affairs’ reporting—says it is stepping up to make sure that consumers who purchase over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids can be confident they’re buying a product that actually overcomes their hearing loss.

The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE) has a long history in the OTC hearing aid rule. Central to CRE concerns was the need for a stringent enforcement program. Discussions with relevant regulatory agencies demonstrated that the federal agencies simply did not have sufficient resources to address the issue. The Consumer Affairs/Amazon Initiative should be reinforced by federal regulators.

In that CRE’s forty year existence has been dedicated to solely the  regulatory policies that govern the activities of federal agencies, CRE will be addressing this matter with federal regulators.

Enhancing Hearing Through Smart Regulation

Jim Tozzi  

Center for Regulatory Effectiveness

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