Pharmacy-Based Hearing Aids: A Sound Solution (Pharmacists)

Pharmacy-Based Hearing Aids: A Sound Solution (Pharmacists)

More than 38 million adults in America have mild to moderate hearing loss. Although hearing impairment has been linked to depression, dementia, and falls, many don’t seek treatment or don’t wear their hearing aids. Pharmacy teams are accessible and perfectly positioned to educate patients about hearing loss, provide guidance to over-the-counter options, or refer to specialists, as needed. Take this course to become an expert in over-the-counter options to help your patients improve their hearing and quality of life.

Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE course, pharmacists should be able to:
1. Define hearing loss and causes of hearing loss.
2. Explain the consequences of hearing loss to the patient and society.
3. Review the 2017 OTC Hearing Aid Act legislation and hearing aid (HA) regulations.
4. Collaborate with pharmacy team members and hearing health professionals to support the hearing loss patient.
5. Review how the hearing and auditory system functions.
6. Identify normal and abnormal patterns of hearing loss on an audiogram.
7. Assess eligibility criteria for the use of an OTC HA.
8. Recommend an OTC HA for a hearing loss patient based on patient-specific characteristics.
9. Counsel a patient on the appropriate use of an OTC HA.
10. Discuss motivators and barriers of starting a HA service in the pharmacy.
11. Create action plans to develop, initiate, and implement an OTC HA service in a pharmacy setting.
12. List ways to market HAs and a HA service.
13. Explain the criteria for evaluating and adapting a HA service to the needs of the community.

Chris Holmes
Licensed Hearing Aid Provider, HearRx
Owner, Capitol Heights Pharmacy

Rhonda Bilger, PharmD, RPh
Manager, Product Education

Chris Holmes and Rhonda Bilger have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Course fee includes course, course materials, and CPE credit submission to CPE Monitor.
Course is non-refundable.
Initial Release Date: September 1, 2023
Planned Expiration Date: September1, 2026

Copyright 2023, CEimpact. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction of this course without express permission is strictly forbidden.



Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0107-0000-23-221-H04-P
Application-based CPE Activity

CEImpact is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Obtain CPE credit by completing the course, followed by the exam and evaluation (if applicable). Once successfully completed, your course will appear in your Completed Courses tab. Access your CPE statement of credit at

¹CEImpact provides you with two (2) opportunities to complete the exam. The learner will not receive CPE credit after two failed attempts.

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