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Conversations are happening across the country to ensure safe, quality hearing assistance is available to those who need it. Check below to see what’s happening in Georgia.

Did you know?

16% of Georgia's population has some form of hearing loss.

Past consumer protection action

January 20, 2022. Carr Urges FDA to Preserve State Regulation of Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids.

“'Georgia’s consumer protection laws exist to ensure our citizens are kept safe,' said Carr. 'We are proud of the long-standing record we have protecting Georgians and are concerned by any federal rule that undermines that role. The FDA should work with us, not around us, on significant matters that impact our state.'”

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January 14, 2022. NAAG Responds to FDA’s Comment Request on New Over-The-Counter Hearing Aid Rules.

“In response to a request for comments from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding new rules regulating over-the-counter hearing aids, NAAG submitted comments encouraging the FDA to take the below steps to ensure that states maintain a role as regulators in this emerging market.”

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April 20, 2021. Carr Advises Caution When Choosing Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids.

“When it comes to your health, cheaper is not always better,” cautions Attorney General Chris Carr. “We urge consumers to carefully evaluate the companies they do business with so that they don’t compromise their health or get scammed out of their money.”

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Latest 2023 legislative news

HB 1186. Sponsor: Rep. Penny Houston (R)

This measure allows individuals who are not licensed audiologists to use otoacoustic emissions or auditory brainstem response technology as part of a screening process for communication disorders in individuals up to age 22.

This measure allows a person who is not licensed as an audiologist to perform non-diagnostic electro-physiologic screening of the auditory system, using otoacoustic emissions or auditory brainstem response technology, as part of a planned and organized screening effort for the initial identification of a communication disorders for people up to 22 years of age.

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