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Revising the Hearing Health Care Delivery System Weinstein, Barbara PhD; Bernstein, Michael J. PhD Hearing Journal: May 2017 – Volume 70 – Issue 5 – pp 10,12In their recent op-ed, U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) expressed concerns over the large gap between the prevalence of age-related hearing loss and hearing aid adoption and use. They argued that the lack of routine screening for age-related hearing loss, social stigma associated with hearing aid use, and the regulation and sale of hearing aids are to blame for this disparity. Finally, they made the claim that stakeholders, including policymakers, consumer advocates, and researchers, are focused on reforming the market to expand access to hearing aids. Their “Viewpoint” focused on the access to hearing aids and affordability of hearing technologies. They also described the rationale behind their bipartisan legislation, the Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Act of 2016, submitted to the 114th Congress. The goal of their proposed bill is to fix a purported broken market for hearing aids via a policy change. On March 2017, Sens. Warren and Grassley, along with Sens. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), introduced the OTC Hearing Aid Act of 2017 that would make certain types of hearing aids available over the counter to Americans with mild to moderate hearing impairment.