Over-the-counter help for hearing

Hearing aids will now be available without a hearing test. Does that mean you should get one? Vecteezy.com

Adults with mild to moderate hearing loss will now be able to buy hearing aids without getting their hearing tested by an audiologist or other specialist, under a new FDA rule announced Tuesday.

The move is expected to lower prices for the devices, some of which cost several thousand dollars and often are not covered by insurance.

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