The Federal Trade Commission has announced a final agenda for the Now Hear This: Competition, Innovation, and Consumer Protection Issues in Hearing Health Care workshop. The event will explore competition, innovation, and consumer protection issues raised by hearing health services and technology. 

Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen will open the one-day workshop, with speakers from government agencies, health care providers, academia, consumer and industry representatives, and many other stakeholders in the area.  Sessions include: Adult Hearing Loss: Recent Data from the CDC; Innovations in Hearing Technology; Innovations in Hearing Health Delivery; FDA Regulation of Hearing Aids and Personal Sound Amplification Products; the Costs and Benefits of Hearing Health Care Regulations; and Informing Consumer Choice in Hearing Health Care.

The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Constitution Center, 400 7th St., SW, Washington, DC 20024. Information about reasonable accommodations is available on the conference website. The conference will be webcast live. To pre-register and submit questions, please email [email protected]. Staff also will take questions via Twitter during the workshop using #NowHearThisFTC.

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