Lise Hamlin, HLAA Public Policy Director presents to District of Columbia Chapter

October 3, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Russell Misheloff

Lise Hamlin, HLAA Public Policy Director will present to the District of Columbia Chapter on HLAA public policy advocacy initiatives.

HLAA actively supports public policy initiatives that:

  • Enhance access to communications for people with hearing loss in the workplace, government facilities, & places of public accommodation, including movies, theaters, court rooms, and & transportation facilities;
  • Make hearing aids, cochlear implants, other hearing technology & hearing health services accessible & affordable;
  • Improve the quality of captioning on TV, theaters, & the internet; ensuring telecommunication access via Relay & Hearing Aid Compatible phones.

Three initiatives that HLAA is currently focusing on are:

  • Providing input for the FDA on the consumer perspective regarding Over-the-Counter hearing aids;
  • Expanding Medicare to cover hearing aids & hearing health care services;
  • Accessibility for people with hearing loss during the pandemic.

 Lise will describe these & other policy initiatives, answer questions, & seek views about other ways HLAA can be helpful.

Please contact Russell Misheloff, to RSVP to this event.