The time has come for Medicare to cover the cost of expensive hearing aids. On June 9, 2015, HLAA penned a letter of support for the Help Extend Auditory Relief (HEAR) Act, H.R 2748. On June 12, 2015, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the reintroduction of the HEAR Act, H.R 2748 with the support of 10 members of Congress. Cartwright first introduced the HEAR Act in 2013.
TDI will hold their 21st Biennial Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, August 18-22, 2015. HLAA Director of Public Policy Lise Hamlin will join a panel discussing caption quality on Thursday, August 19.
TDI has a full slate of prestigious presenters, including FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, FCC Deputy Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Karen Peltz Strauss, and U.S. Department of Justice Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Eve Hill.
The Hearing Loss Association of America Presents its 2015 Awards
at the HLAA Convention 2015 in St. Louis, June 25-28
An Inspiring Tale: HLAA Member Barbara Johnson from Boston Wins MIT Federal Credit Union People Helping People Award
HLAA Board of Trustees Takes a Stand on the Affordability and Accessibility of Hearing Technology and Hearing Health Care
The HLAA Board has adopted three new policy statements which are posted on HLAA’s website on the Policy Statements page. Below is a short summary of each of the statements.
On March 17, 2015, Lise Hamlin represented HLAA at the first meeting of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Disability Advisory Committee (DAC). It was announced that the FCC received more than 100 applications to serve on this committee. Those chosen to join the DAC included 36 organizations, companies and individuals.
New York, NY – March 17, 2015: On the day a jury trial was scheduled to begin, Disability Rights Advocates and the Law Offices of Meenan and Associates entered into a landmark settlement with the NYPD in a case challenging the Department’s discriminatory blanket policy banning the use of hearing aids by police officers. The settlement concludes after four and a half years of hard-fought legal advocacy.