Hearing loss is a widespread problem that has been associated with depression, isolation, and possibly, dementia. Age-related hearing loss has long been thought of as an inevitable part of getting older, more a nuisance than a life-altering medical condition—at least by those not experiencing it. But that’s all changing.
This recent Consumer Reports article discusses affordable solutions and what’s being done to give everyone access to treatment.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) appointed Lise Hamlin to be the representative member and Barbara Kelley the alternate for HLAA on the FCC’s Disability Advisory Committee (DAC). The DAC was established to advise the Commission on communications access issues for individuals with disabilities.
“Now Hear This: Competition, Innovation, and Consumer Protection Issues in Hearing Health Care” Workshop to be held in April by the FTC
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it is hosting a workshop in Washington, DC on April 18, 2017 to examine several crucial issues raised by hearing health and technology, particularly hearing aids and devices with similar functions and features.