In our June 24, 2011 blog, we mentioned that HLA-Georgia members Cathy Fletcher, Jeff Bonnell, and Anne Taylor took advantage of the HLAA Convention in DC to visit their congressional representatives’ offices on Capitol Hill. During those visits, our advocates spoke about why people with hearing loss need the kind of financial support toward the purchase of hearing aids that the hearing aid tax credit legislation, HR 1479, would provide. We are thrilled to report their visits produced results: Representative Hank Johnson (4th District, GA) has agreed to co-sponsor the tax credit bill. Kudos to Georgia advocates Cathy, Jeff, and Ann!
Cathy Fletcher, Jeff Bonnell and Anne Taylor
HLAA staff and members of the coalition that supports the hearing aid tax credit bill have been visiting Congress too. We have been busy educating members of Congress about the high cost of hearing aids, the impact of hearing loss on consumers, and the need to find ways to support consumers who do want to purchase hearing aids. The hearing aid tax credit is one way to ease the financial burden of hearing aid purchase. We’ll continue to provide updates on the progress of the bill during this session of Congress.