Hearing aids, Saving American democracy

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We learn more about the FDA allowing hearing aids to be sold over the counter. Then, we talk to a former U.S. Senator about his new book on the future of American democracy

Featured in this Show

  • Hearing aids now available for over the counter purchase

    Some hearing aids are now available for over the counter purchase. The decision comes as a win for many that advocate for those with hearing loss. A doctor and an advocate join us to talk about the policy behind the switch for easier accessibility and to talk about the specifics of hearing aids today.

  • Former US Senator Gary Hart on how civic virtues can save American democracy

    Former Democratic U.S. Senator Gary Hart joins the show to talk about the threats he sees to American democracy, and why he thinks civic virtues can help.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Barbara Kelley Guest
  • Nicholas Reed Guest
  • Gary Hart Guest

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