FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Lucid Hearing, LLC, a Fort Worth-based market leader and global provider of advanced hearing technology and audio solutions, is offering its over-the-counter (OTC) hearing offering ) consumer aids at more than 450 Sam’s Club locations nationwide as 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 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 to provide people with hearing loss with 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.”
Click here to access video sound clips from Kidd and hearing aid specialist Lucid, as well as a B-roll of the product for additional details on Lucid Hearing OTC.
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 no test is required for over-the-counter hearing aids, most hearing experts agree that a hearing test is the best way for consumers to accurately gauge their degree of hearing loss. and determine which product offers the right support for their needs (an over-the-counter product or a prescriptive hearing aid product).
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 are generally priced between $199.99 and $1,699.99 and can be purchased through Sam’s Club both in-club and online, as well as other retail 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 otherwise might not get help for their hearing loss, allowing them to reconnect with the sounds and the experiences that matter most,” Griffin added.
According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, only one in five people who could benefit from a hearing aid use one. Lucid Hearing will continue to partner with Sam’s Club to sell its prescriptive devices, in addition to its OTC hearing aids.
About Lucid Hearing
Since its inception in 2009, Lucid Hearing’s mission has been to advance hearing care holistically through its family of brands that encompass hearing improvement, enjoyment, protection, detection and well-being. be. Lucid Hearing has a strong engineering team that designs and manufactures products in the USA. The company has helped nearly 300,000 people nationwide hear better with its hearing aid solutions, and it has helped millions with its hearing aids and hearing protection products. Lucid Hearing’s licensed hearing care professionals offer free hearing tests and prescriptions tailored to a consumer’s specific hearing loss at any of over 500 Lucid Hearing Centers. For more information on Lucid Hearing, visit LucidHearing.com.
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