(KYMA, KECY/CNN) - A significant milestone for people with hearing loss:
Hearing aids will be available *over the counter soon.
Starting in October -- people over the age of 18 with mild to moderate hearing impairment can buy certain hearing aids from stores or online -- for less money.
The f-d-a just finalized a rule to make it happen -- and it's a big deal.
Health experts say hearing loss is extremely common but insurance doesn't always cover hearing aids and they cost a lot of money --