Kinney Drugs offering more affordable hearing aid options

Kinney Drugs launches a new program serving people with mild to moderate hearing loss by offering more affordable over-the-counter hearing aid options. Kinney Drugs is capitalizing on a recent FDA decision permitting people 18 and older to buy hearing aids directly from stores or online retailers. Right now, you can walk into any of the 52 Kinney Drugs locations in Vermont and New York and purchase a product with no prescription necessary. A new display added to dozens of Kinney Drugs stores is outfitted with a variety of over-the-counter hearing aids, personal sound amplifiers and hearing protection. Nearly 30 million adults in the United States have some degree of hearing loss, according to the FDA. Before the FDA approved the rule, patients were required to secure a prescription. For a fraction of the cost, you can browse the options and pick your ownРrechargeable, battery-powered and even Bluetooth-compatible.