May 07, 2017

Berkshire Eagle: Fighting the high cost of hearing aids

PITTSFIELD - Frederick Drobiak gets reminders about his hearing loss when he least expects it. Including from friends.

"People come to my house and say, `How can you have your television that loud?'" said Drobiak, 75.

...In a move to cut prices, Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, are co-sponsoring a bill that would enable people with mild to moderate hearing loss to buy hearing aids over the counter, without a prescription. A hearing was held this week on Capitol Hill on a similar bill in the House, co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III, D-Mass.

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