Guest Profile

Kate Carr

Kate Carr, President of the Hearing Industries Association (HIA), a forum for hearing aid manufacturers, suppliers and providers, and Dr. Thomas Powers, an audiologist and industry consultant, are available for interviews to explain what this new FDA rule means for hearing health and what listeners need to know about hearing loss and treatment. HIA supports greater access to hearing aids and suggests that before making a purchase, having a hearing test by a professional is a smart move. Earlier this summer, HIA, in partnership with multiple industry leaders, professional and consumer organizations, announced the Hear Well campaign (, which aims to educate the public about the importance of hearing health and the value of seeing a hearing professional.