HLAA Comments on Tech Research for People with Hearing Loss

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HLAA Comments on Tech Research for People with Hearing Loss

Wed, 05/28/2014

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) filed comments with the US Department of Education regarding the proposed priority of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) – Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program – Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC).

The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposed a priority for the establishment of an RERC on Improving the Accessibility, Usability, and Performance of Technology for Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. The RERC must focus on innovative technological solutions, new knowledge, and concepts that will improve the lives of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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