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The unintended consequences of over-the-counter hearing aids

Jennifer Nealon, Marketing Director at Hear Again America, holds a hearing aid that they sell on October 19, 2021 in Boca Raton, Florida. hearing. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Jennifer Nealon, Marketing Director at Hear Again America, holds a hearing aid that they sell on October 19, 2021 in Boca Raton, Florida. hearing. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Here & Now‘s Celeste Headlee speaks with Jaipreet Virdi, historian of medicine, technology and disability at the University of Delaware and author of the book, “Hearing Happiness: Deafness Cures in History.” She talks about her piece in Wired about the unintended consequences of over-the-counter hearing aids.

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