On the 13th of January 2017 the AEA sent Feedback on the European Commission’s “Smart Wearables: Reflection and Orientation Paper”.
The main message existed of the following points:
- Smart Wearables intended to be used by people with normal hearing should not cause hearing damage.
- Smart Wearables intended to be used by people with hearing loss should either be connected to hearing aids (medical devices class IIa) fitted and provided by a recognised hearing care professional, or be classified and regulated as hearing aids when directly providing amplified sound.
- Smart Wearables should comply with data protection regulations.
- AEA is willing to play a very constructive role.
For more details you can download the full feedback document from the link below: