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What you need to know about over-the-counter hearing aids

Gregory Horton and Art Maurer on "Connections."
Emmarae Stein
Gregory Horton and Art Maurer appear on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Thursday, December 1, 2022.

You can now buy hearing aids over the counter. The non-prescription devices are meant for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss. Who should pursue this option? How can you fit yourself for a hearing aid? When should you visit a professional?

Our guests help us answer these questions and more:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
Emmarae Stein is the production assistant for "Connections with Evan Dawson."