New Resources to Help Guide You Through Industry Disruption : The Hearing Journal

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New Resources to Help Guide You Through Industry Disruption

McKinney, Haley K. MBA

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The Hearing Journal 76(01):p 6, January 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/01.HJ.0000911300.08321.e2
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Last year’s FDA final rule on over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids brought a great deal of disruption to the world of audiology, leaving stakeholders with many questions and worries about the future. Although no one can yet know exactly what hearing health care will look like in 2023, The Hearing Journal has new resources to help you navigate the industry changes brought about by the FDA final rule.

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The Hearing Journal Podcast’s special four-part series covering the FDA final rule shares important information on the changing hearing aid landscape, what it means for you, and how you can help secure audiology’s future. Listen now at

This special edition of our journal’s monthly podcast interviews a number of thought leaders in audiology about the field’s future prospects. Part 1 reviews the FDA final rule and how it defines an OTC device with Victor Bray, PhD, a past president of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, and David Akbari, AuD, the current Chairman of the ANSI/ASA S3 WG48 working group that develops and maintains standards for the objective measurement of hearing aids.

Part 2 of our series interviews Alicia Spoor, AuD, owner of Designer Audiology in Highland, Md., on the creation of a new category of prescription hearing aids and the need for all states to review their licensure laws. Dr. Spoor serves as the Advocacy Chair for the Academy of Doctors of Audiology and is the Legislative Chair for the Maryland Academy of Audiology. She is also past president of both organizations.

Part 3 of our series interviews Stephanie Czuhajewski, MPH, CFE, Executive Director of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, on the current and potential obstacles audiologists face due to the FDA final rule.

Part 4 of our series interviews Kristin Davis, AuD, on how audiologists can spring into action and look forward to a positive future with new opportunities for the profession. Dr. Davis currently serves as President of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology Board of Directors.

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