"Although the panel has yet to make a formal recommendation, three stated goals with the intended purpose of improving access to hearing care were stated:
1) Reduce the overall costs of hearing technologies
2) Stimulate innovation and technological development
3) Increase the number of people with hearing loss who use this technology
To achieve these goals it is widely speculated that the group’s final recommendation will include technology-based changes in federal regulation to promote innovation in order to improve access. Toward that end, specific items mentioned in the meeting to foster more “consumer shopping” included, allowing consumers to shop for the best value, making internet shopping for hearing technology more accessible, and allowing new entrants into the market more easily."
An important council that advises the president and the executive branch of the federal government has…