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HLAA Joins FCC Panel Discussion on Improved IP-Based Relay Services

Feb 25 2014

HLAA is invited to contribute to a panel discussing the future of IP-based Relay Services, by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC is developing and funding interagency research on IP-based technologies. The workshop was convened to gather information on the kinds of research that is needed to improve TRS. The FCC is partnering with the National Institute on Aging for this grant.

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HLAA Comments on PSAPs and Hearing Aids

Feb 5 2014

HLAA filed comments with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding their draft guidance entitled:

"Regulatory Requirements for Hearing Aid Devices and Personal Sound Amplification Products.''

This draft guidance is intended to clarify the distinction between hearing aids and personal sound amplification products (PSAPs), as well as the regulatory controls that apply to each. This draft guidance is not final nor is it in effect at this time.

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HLAA Supports CRPD

Nov 5 2013

HLAA provided the Chairman Bob Menendez, Ranking Member Bob Corker and members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with our letter in support of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in advance of the Senate hearing scheduled for November 5, at 2 pm.

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HLAA Re-Appointed to FCC’s Consumer Advisory Committee

Apr 9 2013

HLAA received a letter from Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski inviting us once again to serve as a voting member of the FCC’s Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) until the charter ends in October 2014.

HLAA and 46 Organizations Urge Public Interest-Oriented Leadership at FCC

Apr 9 2013

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) signed onto a letter penned by Common Cause and signed by 46 allied organizations calling on President Obama to appoint to the Federal Communications Commission commissioners who will uphold consumer protection in telecommunications, promote a diverse and local media ecosystem, and foster universal connectivity to the open Internet.

Two commissioners, Chairman Julius Genachowski and Robert McDowell, have recently announced their departures from the FCC.

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