Lucid Hearing, LLC, a Fort Worth-based global hearing technology and audio solutions provider, announced that it is offering its over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids to consumers at more than 450 Sam’s Club locations nationwide from of today.
An August ruling finalized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) opens a market for over-the-counter hearing aids, a long-awaited industry event that Lucid Hearing has reportedly been preparing for for years.
“We are ready and excited to bring consumers affordable and accessible hearing aids that comply with all FDA regulations and offer the hearing impaired a wide range of product designs and features,” said Jason Kidd, President and COO of Lucid Hearing. “Our technology for these devices has been in development for years and is based on research conducted in collaboration with the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), a leading audiology research university.”
The FDA’s decision allows consumers 18 and older to purchase hearing aids for mild to moderate perceived hearing loss without a doctor’s visit, audiogram test, or prescription. Although testing is not mandatory for over-the-counter hearing aids, most hearing experts agree that a hearing test is the best way for consumers to accurately measure their degree of hearing loss. and determine which product offers the right support for their needs (an over-the-counter product Where a prescriptive hearing aid), according to Lucid’s announcement.
Lucid Hearing offers free hearing tests for people ages 19 and older at more than 500 hearing centers across the country, most of which are located on Sam’s Club premises. Lucid’s OTC hearing aids typically range from $199.99 to $1,699.99 and can be purchased through Sam’s Club both in-club and online, as well as other outlets and through Amazon and lucidhearing.com . Sam’s Club prices for Lucid’s OTC hearing aids will range from $199 to $799.
Executive Vice President of Research and Development Bennett Griffin noted that the company’s OTC hearing aids will offer many features, including wireless streaming, and various styles, including discreet in-ear offerings. He added that “Lucid’s significant investment in scientific and innovative preset programs developed as a result of UTD audiology research offers a unique advantage in that they will cover the vast majority of consumers’ perceived needs for mild to moderate hearing loss.
“Lucid Hearing has deep roots and decades of experience in hearing research and technology,” Griffin said. “We are now able to bring our expertise in OTC devices to millions of consumers who would otherwise not get help for their hearing loss, allowing them to reconnect with the sounds and experiences that matter. the most,” Griffin added.
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