BREAKING NEWS: FTC Announces Workshop on Hearing Health and Technology

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced today that it is hosting a workshop in Washington, DC on April 18, 2017, to examine competition, innovation, and consumer protection issues raised by hearing health and technology, particularly hearing aids and devices with similar functions and features.

ADA is delighted to learn that the Federal Trade Commission is taking overt action to bring together researchers, health care providers, industry representatives, consumer representatives, policymakers, and others to examine ways in which enhanced competition and innovation might increase the availability and adoption of hearing aids by those consumers who need them,” said ADA President, Angela Morris, Au.D. “ADA leaders look forward to participating in what promises to be a groundbreaking discussion!”

Read the full release here:
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2017/01/ftc-announces-workshop-hearing-health-technology.

Visit the workshop webpage here, where you can find more information and register to attend virtually or in-person—or provide comments to the FTC: https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/events-calendar/2017/04/now-hear-competition-innovation-consumer-protection-issues