OTC hearing aids from Mid-October will be available at drug and online stores

Mild to moderate hearing impairment patients will be benefitted by this move

On Tuesday FDA announced the availability of hearing aids over the counter

This permission of selling OTC hearing aids will save patients money spent on expensive medical exams

Earlier it requires specialists and doctors' prescription to handover the hearing aids to patients

However, FDA clearly said that OTC hearing aids will be given only in mild to moderate cases

If any individual with serious hearing loss has to show doctor's prescription to get hearing aids

The aim of permitting OTC hearing aids by FDA is to provide the hearing aids at cheaper rates

Moreover, millions of adults in United States will be benefitted as the hearing aids will be easily available

Earlier it costs around $7400 per pair but after removing prescription rule one pair will cost only $2800