WISCONSIN

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

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Did You Know?

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

LATEST CONSUMER PROTECTION ACTION

January 18, 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.”

LATEST 2022 LEGISLATIVE NEWS

AB 1104. 

Sponsor: Rep. Jonathan Brostoff (D)

This measure requires a hearing instrument specialist or an audiologist to inform a potential purchaser about the operation and benefits of hearing aids with features, such as telecoils, that can provide a direct connection between the hearing aid and an assistive listening system and provide on the receipt after purchase of hearing aid that the purchaser has verified that they have been informed of the above information and received a demonstration of said hearing aid.


This measure takes effect on the first day of the fourth month after publication.

SB 1079. 

Sponsor: Senator Chris Larson (D)

This measure requires a hearing instrument specialist or an audiologist to inform a potential purchaser about the operation and benefits of hearing aids with features, such as telecoils, that can provide a direct connection between the hearing aid and an assistive listening system and provide on the receipt after purchase of hearing aid that the purchaser has verified that they have been informed of the above information and received a demonstration of said hearing aid.


This measure takes effect on the first day of the fourth month after publication.