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New Hampshire

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 New Hampshire.

Did you know?

18% of New Hampshire's population has some form of hearing loss.

Past consumer protection action

January 19, 2022. Attorney General John Formella Urges FDA to Preserve State Regulation of Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids.

“'We are happy to join this effort to preserve New Hampshire’s ability to protect hearing aid consumers,' said Attorney General Formella. 'The FDA should clarify its rule to avoid confusion and to preserve existing New Hampshire laws to the extent possible.'"

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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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Latest 2023 legislative news

HB 1390. Sponsor: Rep. Megan Murray (D)

This measure updates language translation services in telemedicine.

This measure requires licensed health care facilities to provide language access to limited-English proficient speakers and deaf or hard of hearing individuals when services are provided through telemedicine.

This measure comes into effect upon its passage.

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