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U.S. House of Representatives Passes the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 Bringing Affordable and Accessible Hearing Health Care Closer to Reality

Jul 12 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017. With the passage of this groundbreaking legislation Congress has sent a message to America that people with hearing loss need – and deserve – more affordable and accessible hearing health care. The Senate should be voting on the bill before the end of the summer.

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This Week in Bethesda - 6/16/2017

Jun 16 2017

June 16, 2017 marks the final issue of This Week in Bethesda (TWIB). TWIB is being discontinued in preparation for a new, expanded version of our e-News publications. Stay tuned, more information on these exciting changes will be coming in July!

HLAA Supports Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Legislation

Mar 21 2017

Members of Congress Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Make
Hearing Aids Available Over the Counter

Washington, D.C., March 21, 2017- U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), today reintroduced legislation (S.670) to make hearing aids for those with mild to moderate hearing loss available over the counter (OTC).

HLAA Submits Written Testimony in Support of Increased Funding for NIH

Mar 14 2017

The first recommendation of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) report Hearing Health Care for Adults: Priorities for Improving Access and Affordability is to “Improve population-based information on hearing loss and hearing health care.” In short, we need more information and data about hearing loss to have a better understanding of, at a minimum, risk factors associated with hearing loss, hearing health care needs, and the impact of hearing loss and its treatment on health, function, economic productivity and quality of life.

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