ELITE HEARING Now Offers OTC Hearing Devices
We are here for patients who purchase OTC to help them through the process from pairing with their phone, finding the perfect fit, counseling on the use and care of the devices and ensuring the devices are meeting your needs. You can schedule an appointment to get help with your OTC devices.
OTC devices are suitable for adults with MILD to Moderate hearing loss. In order to know if you are suitable for this convenient way to get better hearing, schedule an appointment for a hearing evaluation.
Clear Hearing in a Compact Design
Meet the CRE-C10, an easy, do-it-yourself hearing solution for those with signs of mild to moderate hearing loss. Developed in partnership with WS Audiology, this hearing device harnesses Sony’s trusted technology to deliver exceptional sound quality in a sleek, discreet design that’s virtually invisible. With a long battery life of up to 70 hours of continuous use2, the CRE-C10 offers compact, high-quality sound to enhance your experience in every environment.
A Comfortable Design for Everyday Hearing
Meet the CRE-E10, an easy, do-it-yourself hearing solution for those with signs of mild to moderate hearing loss. Developed in partnership with WS Audiology, this hearing device harnesses Sony’s trusted technology to deliver exceptional sound in a comfortable, streamlined design you’ll want to wear. Complete with a rechargeable battery for wireless charging, up to 26 hours of continuous use2, and Bluetooth connectivity (iOS only), the CRE-E10 caters to you with compact, high-quality sound to enhance your everyday experience
Should I Buy OTC Hearing Aids?
While any consumer, starting in October 2022, can buy an over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid without a hearing exam, the critical element to remember is that OTC retailers can only sell a device, that’s it.
With the landmark decision of the FDA to approve Over-The-Counter (OTC) hearing aid sales without a prescription to consumers suffering from mild to moderate hearing loss, it’s imperative to remember one important question, how does someone know they’re suffering with mild to moderate hearing loss?
OTC retailers are not doctors and do not have to be licensed to sell an OTC. They cannot perform hearing exams or offer alternative treatments should a consumer be suffering from something more severe than mild to moderate hearing loss. OTC retailers do not offer long term care in the form of clean and checks, and because OTCs are designed for a “one size fits all” model, they cannot provide any customization for a consumers particular hearing care requirements.
We Can Help.
All that being said, the emergence of OTCs makes the need for highly trained and skilled audiologists, like those at ELITE HEARING of Colorado Springs, that much more relevant. Audiologists are health care professionals who diagnose, manage, and treat hearing, balance, or other additional ear problems, for their patients. Audiologists determine the severity and type of hearing loss a patient has and develop a plan for treatment. Audiologists counsel patients, manage hearing loss prevention programs, assist patients with the management of tinnitus, and can design educational plans for patients of all ages.
We Offer OTC Consults
We offer consultations for the new OTC hearing devices. If you are wondering if these devices could help you, we recommend you start with a hearing exam to identify candidacy and rule out medical conditions. Call us now to make your appointment.
We have a selection of OTC devices, tested and approved by our Doctors of Audiology. If your consult reveals that you are a good candidate for OTC devices, we are happy to assist you in setting up and verifying your devices function.