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March 3 is Global Ear Care Day

Mar 2 2015

The International Federation of Hard of Hearing People, of which HLAA is a member organization, joins the World Health Organization (WHO) in drawing attention to the need for the prevention of hearing loss. Therefore, March 3, 2015, is declared as Ear Care Day.

ADA’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

Feb 27 2015

Date:  Monday, July 27, 2015
Time:  7 p.m.- 11 p.m.
Location: Grand Hyatt
                   1000 H Street, NW
                   Washington, DC 20001

Hearing Health Forum on Capitol Hill

Feb 27 2015

The Friends of the Congressional Hearing Health Caucus, an alliance of hearing health organizations of which Hearing Loss Associaiton of America is an active member, is hosting a Hearing Health Forum and Reception next Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Hearing screening and earbud noise testing will be available.

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People 65 and Older Sought for CI Studies

Jan 28 2015

Subjects Being Sought
Study Underway to Examine Expansion of Medicare Criteria for Cochlear Implants in Adults Age 65 and Older
By Donna Sorkin and Teresa Zwolan

At present, candidacy criteria for cochlear implantation followed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are more stringent than the FDA guidelines typically followed by most health insurance plans. As a consequence, many older adults do not have access to the benefits of cochlear implants (CI) that could help them remain active, engaged and healthy.

New Focus: Drugs for Vertigo and Tinnitus

Jan 15 2015

From Vertigo to Tinnitus, Ear Ailments are New Focus for Drugs
By Andrew Pollack, January 9, 2015, Business Day

Driving to a meeting in 2008, Jay Lichter, a venture capitalist, suddenly became so dizzy he had to pull over and call a friend to take him to the emergency room.