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Last Call! Support the CRPD NOW!

Nov 15 2012

The lame duck session has arrived and as you read this sentence, senators are returning back to their offices to get to work and so are we!

HLAA Applauds Support of Consumer-Driven Hearing Health Care

Aug 20 2012

August 20, 2012

Nancy Macklin
Director of Events and Marketing

BETHESDA, MD: In an unprecedented joint communiqué the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), the American Academy of Audiology (the Academy) and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) delivered a statement focusing on consumer needs in the delivery models of hearing health care and recognizing the changing face of the hearing health care environment.

U.S. Prevention Task Force Eases Guidelines on Hearing Tests

Aug 14 2012

On Monday the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a final guideline for hearing-loss screening in older adults. In contrast to its 1996 guidelines, which recommended asking all older patients about hearing, the Task Force now says it can't recommend for or against it in patients not complaining of hearing loss.

"The Task Force recognizes this is important and common," Dr. Albert Siu, vice co-chairman of the Task Force, said. "We also know for people who complain of problems with their hearing, hearing aids can be beneficial. However, we don't believe there is sufficient evidence that older adults who don't have complaints should be screened."

Read the complete abcnews.go.com article.

Read HLAA's Comments on Screening for Hearing Loss in Older Adults.