Granny Pods and More Technology for Aging in Place

- 2012-10-09T17:00:48Z

Photograph by Daniel Kulinski

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Tune in to Hearing Aid Alternatives

"Personal sound amplification products" are classified as electronics, not medical devices, by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. They are not regulated and do not require a prescription. One company that sells these alternatives is Able Planet. It's tiny in-ear Personal Sound device sold out in three days when it went on the market in September. It expects to start shipping back orders by mid-October.

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