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.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that they do not intend to enforce the requirement that individuals 18 and up receive a medical evaluation or sign a waiver prior to purchasing most hearing aids.
On June 10, 2010 the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM), “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations – Movie Theaters; Movie Captioning and Audio Description.” Six-and-a-half-years later, the DOJ has issued a Final Rule on the ANPRM.
By far the most frequently asked question into the HLAA national office is: "How do I afford hearing aids?" The most frequently viewed page on our website is the Financial Assistance page. Clearly there is a need for more affordable and accessible hearing devices.