Differences Between A Personal Sound Amplifier (PSAPS) And A Hearing Aid

You have probably seen advertisements for very low-priced personal sound amplifiers (PSAP) online or in your local pharmacy. The FDA lists a very clearly written explanation of how hearing aids and PSAPS differ;

In March 2009, FDA issued guidance describing how hearing aids and personal sound amplifying devices differ. The recently issued guidance defines a hearing aid as a sound-amplifying device intended to compensate for impaired hearing. PSAPs are not intended to make up for impaired hearing. Instead, they are intended for non-hearing-impaired consumers to amplify sounds in the environment for a number of reasons, such as for recreational activities. The difference between PSAPS and hearing aids are among the topics covered in a new Web page devoted to hearing aids that FDA launched today.

At Advanced Affordable Hearing we only sell hearing aids, not personal sound amplifiers. When you see that $19.00 hearing device advertised elsewhere please keep in mind that the chances are that it is a PSAP, not a hearing aid. You can always trust us to offer the lowest prices on genuine FDA registered hearing aids. http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/DeviceRegulationandGuidance/GuidanceDo...