FSA Friday with Sean - 2/2/18 - FDA-approved, at-home hearing tests are here!
While we're already into the second month of 2018, it's still 2017 for FSA users who have grace period extensions. And those who have until March 15 to use their remaining funds might be glad they waited, because we're growing our inventory and adding new hi-tech healthcare products along the way.
One of our newest additions is getting some serious attention from industry media -- the iHear Home Hearing Test Kit. This is the first at-home hearing test kit to be approved by the FDA. And yes, it's FSA-eligible!
iHear pairs with FSAstore.com on FDA-cleared home hearing screener - Michael Johnsen, Drug Store News
Let's start with a little background. In 2017, new legislation introduced by Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, called for the creation of a new category of hearing aid devices that could be sold over-the-counter, according to Consumer Reports.
Before this legislation, hearing aids were only available for purchase with a prescription. Now, those who suffer from mild to moderate hearing loss have easily accessible options for hearing devices.
iHear was an early pioneer in this space; it developed an over-the-counter hearing aid option the instant that legislation was signed into law, reports reports Drug Store News. The introduction of the iHear Home represents the company's next step in providing affordable hearing solutions for consumers.
Bringing aboard a new, hi-tech health device is always exciting for our customers, so be sure to check back often to see what other great new products you might want as we approach the grace period deadline.