Biden EO Directs HHS, FDA To Issue Proposed OTC Hearing Aid Rule

By Beth Wang / July 9, 2021 at 1:24 PM
President Joe Biden will sign an executive order Friday (July 9) that calls for FDA to issue a highly anticipated proposal to establish an over-the-counter category of hearing aids and lay out safety, labeling and manufacturing standards for the devices. FDA already missed its self-imposed deadline for a June release of the proposed rule. Biden gives HHS 120 days to issue the proposal, which the White House asserts could help curb the high cost of hearing aids. Hearing aids are...

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