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Executive Director, HLAA
Director of Public Policy, HLAA
member of the NAS Committee on Accessible and Affordable Hearing Health Care
for Adults and former HLAA executive director
The nation turns to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) for independent, objective advice on issues that affect people’s lives worldwide. On June 2, 2016, the NAS released their historic study on Hearing Health Care for Adults: Priorities for Access and Affordability. HLAA was the only consumer-group sponsor of the study along with several federal agencies.
View NAS Recommendations
Question: Why should HLAA Chapters be ready to talk about this report and why should people with hearing loss everywhere care about it?
Hearing is a complex physiologic process and when one has hearing loss, it can have its effects on health, independence, well-being, quality of life, and daily function as well as on everyday communication.
This evidence-based study which declares hearing loss as a major health issue focuses on improving accessibility and affordability of hearing health care for adults.
Tune into the webinar to learn why this is happening now and what HLAA is doing to ensure that the recommendations of the NAS study will be moved forward. Everyone needs to learn why this is an historic time for people with hearing loss.