The latest information on hearing aid assistance, hearing loss and hearing loss treatments for individuals who are experiencing hearing loss, looking for hearing health information for their loved ones, or just desire to learn more about hearing aid assistance to make the right hearing health decisions.
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Leading universities look to integrate Ida Principles and Tools into Audiology Curriculum.
The tax credit coalition continues to work with lead sponsors Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) and Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) to insure that the Hearing Aid Tax Credit is considered when major tax reform legislation moves to the top of the Congressional agenda.
Financial Assistance for Hearing Impaired Children is available from AG Bell. Applications are due by July 30, 2010.
Canadian leaders in speech, language and hearing were honoured for contributions to the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) honors Annie Glenn for her many years of advocacy on behalf of people with communication disorders.
Sedona AZ - Auricle Ink Publishers announces the release of The Consumer Handbook on Hearing Loss and Noise. Noise is the number 1 most preventable cause of hearing loss worldwide.
North Carolina and New Hampshire have both enacted hearing aid insurance coverage mandates in the last week which requires insurers to cover hearing aids costs.
The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the Oticon Foundation to support research efforts directly tied to improving the quality of patient care.
The Hearing Aid Tax Credit was introduced to provide assistance to some of the 34 million people who need a hearing aid to treat their hearing loss. If enacted it would provide a $500 tax credit per hearing aid for children and people age 55 and older.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, in partnership with the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), is accepting nominations for the 2011 Safe-in-Sound Innovation in Hearing Loss Prevention Award.
Statistics show that while 95 percent of people with hearing loss can be helped by hearing aids, only 23 percent currently use them. Hearing aids are not reimbursed by either private insurance plans or Medicare.
Brain injuries are the number one killer and disabler of people under the age of 44 in Canada. Research indicates that 80 to 100 percent of individuals with a brain injury will have some form of communication disorder.
House Ear Institute (HEI) is in the running for $250,000 in the Pepsi Refresh Project for the month of June. House Ear Institute plans to use the grant for education and outreach of its Sound Partners® teen hearing conservation initiative.
A new global public health initiative includes the Coalition for Global Hearing Health (CGHH)which aims to help 300 million worldwide with hearing loss problems.
Get accurate information about hearing loss, its causes and what to do about it by viewing the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) series of seven, four-minute, captioned videos on hearing loss.
The Oticon Foundation sponsors social and educational programs, publications, conferences, cultural activities and campaigns. A $50,000 grant to the Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss was awarded to establish a teacher training program for teachers of deaf and hard of hearing infants and children in Vietnam.
Purchasing hearing aids can be overwhelming and confusing for consumers. The FDA recently launched a hearing aid guide to assist consumers in the process.
AG Bell announced today that Donald M. Goldberg, Ph.D., CCC-SLP/A, FAAA, LSLS Cert. AVT, has been selected by the AG Bell Board of Directors as the association's president-elect for the 2010-2012 term.
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, an annual event that raises awareness about communication and hearing disorders, and promotes screening and treatment. Various studies have shown untreated hearing impairment can cause feelings of isolation and depression, create safety issues and lower earning power.
The countdown is on for Hearing Loss Association of America's (HLAA) Walk4Hearing 2010 Spring walks to begin. Since 2006, thousands of people nationwide have joined the effort to end the stigma associated with hearing loss and provide support and resources for hearing loss prevention and education programs through the Walk4Hearing™.
May is Speech and Hearing Awareness Month and although many of us take our abilities to hear and speak for granted, communication skills are vital to our fundamental development and the function of our everyday lives. Millions of families live with the challenges of speech, language and hearing disorders.
You may be wondering why Better Hearing and Speech Month is so important. Hearing loss is the third most prevalent but treatable condition among seniors, behind arthritis and hypertension.
House Ear Institute (HEI) has partnered with 97.1 AMP Radio station for AMP’s College Invasion taking place on college campuses throughout Southern California during the month of April.
Applications for the AG Bell 2010 School-Age Financial Aid Program are now available. The program offers financial awards for students ages 6 to 21 who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Negotiations continue to determine which elements of the House bill will be adopted including the specifics of a proposed tax on medical devices. HIA and a coalition of hearing health groups continue to support the provision which would exempt hearing aids from the device tax.