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Short Titles as Introduced

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide for the regulation of over-the-counter hearing aids.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
03/21/2017 Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date
03/24/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: House Energy and Commerce
03/21/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/21/2017 Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce03/21/2017 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health03/24/2017 Referred to

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Subjects (8)

  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Consumer affairs
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Drug safety, medical device, and laboratory regulation
  • Health technology, devices, supplies
  • Hearing, speech, and vision care
  • Marketing and advertising

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Introduced in House (03/21/2017)

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017

This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to categorize certain hearing aids as over-the-counter hearing aids and issue regulations regarding those hearing aids. The regulations for over-the-counter hearing aids must: (1) provide reasonable assurances of safety and efficacy; (2) establish output limits and labeling requirements; and (3) describe requirements for the sale of hearing aids in-person, by mail, or online, without a prescription.

State and local governments may not establish or continue in effect requirements specifically applicable to hearing products that are not identical to FDA requirements and that restrict or interfere with the servicing or sale of over-the-counter hearing aids.

The FDA must update and finalize its draft guidance on hearing products. The guidance must clarify which products are medical devices.