August 03, 2017

Boston Globe: Warren scores a win on bill to make hearing aids cheaper, easier to buy

WASHINGTON - Breaking through the Senate's near-constant gridlock, Elizabeth Warren on Thursday scored a rare bipartisan legislative win.

The Senate voted 94 to 1 to pass a broad Food and Drug Administration bill that contained a measure written by the Massachusetts Democrat to allow consumers to purchase hearing aids without going through a licensed audiologist or other specialist.

Proponents say it will lower prices, spur innovation, and help millions of people with mild to moderate hearing loss obtain devices and improve their lives.

Read more on the Boston Globe website here.