• Can AirPods be used as hearing aids? Yes, it seems.

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    Today in the “Washington Post:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/09/23/earbuds-otc-hearing-aids/

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    Yes, AirPods can double as hearing aids. Here’s how.

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    It’s a great moment for this question — the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided this month to greenlight the sale of over-the-counter hearing aids, the first time Americans with hearing loss can access the aids without a prescription. This also opens the door for tech companies to tailor their ear buds to the FDA’s requirements and market them as hearing devices. Sony, for instance, said it has plans to make grab-and-go over-the-counter hearing aids. Audio company Jabra already makes ear bud

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