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Learning Program

Know the latest in hearing healthcare


Guided by FDA regulations and recommendations,

including the 2022 Over-the-Counter OTC Hearing Aid Final Rule

and information from other Federal Agencies

Federal Health and Safety Agencies are emphasizing the importance of self-managing own hearing health and safety 

Self-identify mild to moderate hearing loss

Self-treat with OTC Hearing Aids

Self-monitor, manage signs and symptoms, know when to see Audiologist or ENT

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Noise regulation and hearing conservation 

Inclusive solutions for those with hearing loss

Tools for individuals to  safeguard themselves

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Hearing loss prevention and protection


Personal risks that can and cannot be managed

Programs for individual health and well-being 

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Others like Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIDCD), World Health Organization (WHO) are also promoting knowledge and self-care of hearing health

ATLAS Care Learning Program is based on current information from these Agencies


Help your hearing, Help yourself


Education on self-managed hearing healthcare:

For community

For care partners

Presentations, webinars, eTool for education

Worksheets for self-care, private

Timely updates to be current on reliable information from Heath Agencies


Hearing & Health

Build program

Risk check

Keep track

Symptom check

Get advice

Audiology Regulatory Chalkboard

Education on FDA's regulations and pathways for

hearing device evaluations, authorizations and post-market surveillance


To support Hearing Healthcare Professional decision-making

Timely updates to be current on new information


FDA's mission, responsibilities


MedWatch, Safety alerts, Warnings


Requirements for marketing hearing devices


Hearing adverse effects from drugs, other devices 


Legally marketed hearing aids and related devices


Regulatory Intelligence on latest news and events

Sourced from Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and relevant information from Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)


Our programs are developed by a team of FDA regulatory scientist, certified occupational hearing conservationist, advanced safety specialist, audiologist

Supported by an advisory committee of community educators, researchers, hearing aid users dedicated to advancing hearing health 

Our community efforts include annual participation in WHO World Hearing Day, OSHA Safe and Sound Week, FTC National Consumer Protection Week 

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