The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will allow the sale of hearing aids without a doctor's prescription in pharmacies and some other retail outlets starting this week, and many Canadians hope that Canada will soon follow suit.

Currently in Canada, hearing aids can only be purchased by prescription, and the price of a pair of hearing aids is about 2,000 to 8,000 Canadian dollars.

Audiologists estimate that about 3 million Canadians have some degree of hearing loss that can be improved with hearing aids, but unfortunately, about 80% of them do not wear hearing aids.

Some elderly Canadians with hearing loss often procrastinate from getting hearing aids. The price is one of the main reasons, because the most basic hearing aids cost about 2,000 Canadian dollars in Canada. In addition, some technical difficulties in using hearing aids, the hearing loss themselves The stigma and reluctance to admit that they have a hearing problem are also part of the reason.

Critics have suggested that Canada should quickly adopt the U.S. over-the-counter hearing aid program.

At present, Canadians need a prescription to buy hearing aids, which requires seeing audiologists and specialists for comprehensive hearing tests and evaluations, and many elderly people may not need such complicated procedures. Non-prescription hearing aids can save medical resources , You don’t have to wait in line to make an appointment with an audiologist. Just like reading glasses, many people often buy over-the-counter reading glasses, which are many times cheaper.

Of course, over-the-counter hearing aids are only suitable for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss, not children or adults with severe hearing loss.

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