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In a key agreement for people with hearing loss, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Hearing Healthcare Association (PHHA) and the Hearing Industries Association (HIA) have achieved an agreement that covers "invisible hearing aids".
The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act gives those with disabilities equal access to advancements in technology and communications.
The Ida Institute announced four distinguished experts in hearing health and related disciplines to its Advisory Board. The Institute seeks to foster a better understanding of the human dynamics of hearing loss from its recognition to its resolution.
The Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) is supporting a bill to amend the Income Tax Act relative to hearing impairment. The amendment would ensure all eligible individuals with hearing disabilities have fair access to the disability tax credit.
The Oticon Foundation announced today that it has awarded a grant of $ 6.4 million to the Ida Institute to continue the non-profit Institute’s contributions to a substantial and positive paradigm shift within the field of audiology.
The Hearing Aid Tax Credit which must next be considered by the Michigan House of Representatives. Michiganders - contact your state Reps and a hearing on the bill during the Lame Duck session after the November 2 elections.
The Educational Audiology Association (EAA) has joined forces with ASHA on its Listen To Your Buds campaign to teach children the importance of valuing and protecting their hearing, a vital part of their life-long well-being.
The Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 will update current law to increase access to Internet, television, smart phones and other telecommunications technologies through improved interfaces, closed captioning, video description and other tools. Nondisabled people stand to benefit, too, from improved ease of use.
October 3rd -10th is Hearing Aid Awareness Week and is organized by the International Hearing Society to raise awareness concerning untreated hearing loss and how it endangers safety and isolates people from friends and family.
The NIDCD announces the launch of a new Spanish-language section of its popular website for parents of 8- to 12-year-olds, It’s a Noisy Planet, Protect Their Hearing.
Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) emphasized the importance of enacting the Hearing Aid Tax Credit (S. 1019) to help people and families who need hearing aids at an event attended by 170 Michiganders in East Lansing on Sept 3.
The Children's Hearing Institute partnered with the New York Mets on Saturday, September 18th, to sponsor Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day at Citifield. The Institute distributed free tickets to over 1000 hearing impaired children.
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Oticon Hearing Aids will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the special edition of Agil Think Pink and all Agil hearing aids to the NBCC to support breast cancer research.
Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) urged a capacity crowd of 120 Texas Hearing Aid Tax Credit supporters to help him work for passage of the bill (H.R. 1646) in the final months of this Congressional session or in the new Congress that will convene in January.
Walk4Hearing events has kicked off in Pennsylvania, Chicago, and New England. In the next few months walks will be hosted in other cities across America. Join these free, fun events to get informed and motivated about hearing loss awareness.
In October, Oticon will launch - Pink with a Purpose - to introduce the Oticon Agil Think Pink hearing aid. During October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Oticon will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the special edition Agil Think Pink and all Agil hearing aids to the National Breast Cancer Coalition to support breast cancer research.
The U.S. Access Board voted recently to develop regulations pertaining to classroom acoustics. Poor acoustics in the classroom can interfere with a student’s academic performance by hindering concentration and attention, reading, and spelling, as well as understanding speech.
Your help is needed to attract an impressive crowd to support the Hearing Aid Tax Credit Bill. HIA is partnering with the Michigan AG Bell, HLAA and IHS chapters to host a dinner event for Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) in East Lansing on Friday, September 3.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $4.9 million in grants to continue support for 51 Family-to-Family Health Information Centers that provide information, education, training, outreach and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation is hosting a charity golf benefit. All event proceeds will support the organization’s research and education programs for future audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.
Many persons with hearing loss do not realize they may be covered by the ADA in their workplace or public facilities and loopholes were addressed in 2008.
Peter C. Fackler of Rochester, New York, has been named president of the Board of Trustees of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the nation’s largest organization for people with hearing loss.
Hearing Care Professionals across the US can make a positive difference in South Africa, where people are in need of hearing healthcare services. Join Oticon's Mission to Xanthia by participating on the mission blog and hearing instrument donation program.
A grant to WMU will provide expanded services and programs for infants and hearing impaired children, including those with cochlear implants.
The recent Coalition for Global Hearing Health Conference allowed ISA’s Humanitarian Committee to also meet one of its four goals.
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