Category: Organizations

Best Practices for Eligibility for Captioned Telephone Services Suggested by AAA and ASHA

Responding to published concerns by the FCC that captioned telephone services (CTS) are being utilized by people who are not appropriate candidates—leading to potential funding deficits of this critical service—the American Academy of Audiology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association have jointly developed proposed best practices for determining eligibility for the program.

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HLAA 2019 Convention to Take Place June 20-23 in Rochester, New York

The HLAA2019 Convention will feature an extensive lineup of educational workshops, a research symposium presented by leading experts in the field, an exhibit hall filled with the latest technology for people with hearing loss, several inspirational speakers, opportunities to explore the beauty of Rochester, and of course a healthy dose of fun and camaraderie.

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HIA Launches “Hear Well. Stay Vital.” Campaign to Promote Hearing Awareness

The Hearing Industries Association (HIA), in partnership with the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), and the International Hearing Society, has launched a public awareness campaign to promote better hearing called “Hear Well. Stay Vital.”

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Australian Government to Invest $237K in Programs for Deaf and Hearing-Impaired Teens at Risk of Mental Health Issues

The funds will support the work of Hear For You, a charity that has been addressing the mental health concerns of deaf and hearing-impaired teenagers since 2008. According to the announcement, the investment will assist Hear For You to improve the mental health of 9,000 deaf and hearing-impaired teenagers across Australia.

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New Bills in California, Nevada Aim to Make Hearing Aid Coverage for Children Mandatory

Legislators in both California and Nevada have introduced bills to make it mandatory for insurers to cover the cost of hearing aids for children, according to articles in the “Santa Monica Daily Press” and “Las Vegas Review-Journal.”

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IHS and NBC-HIS Sign Affiliation Agreement

The International Hearing Society (IHS) and National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences (NBC-HIS) are bringing each organization’s expertise under one roof in Livonia, Mich. While each organization maintains itself as a separate entity with individual governance and budgetary structures, they say affiliation and co-location will allow for greater collaboration and exploring synergies that help support hearing aid specialists in their professional journey.

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Merger between Widex and Sivantos Receives Final Clearance from European Commission

The newly created company will be a global leader with a presence in more than 125 markets, combined revenues of more than EUR 1.7 billion (about $1.92 billion USD) and more than 10,000 employees worldwide. All Widex and Sivantos brands will continue to operate with separate sales forces and organizations following the combination.

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