May 2011

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May
26

IT TAKES ADVOCACY TO PROMOTE HEARING ACCESS

It takes a village – or at least a lot of people – to make sure the growing population of hearing impaired Americans have access to better hearing in all venues.   It is no wonder that a hearing disability is unfashionable when we are either embarrassed to acknowledge our hearing loss or afraid to wear a hearing device that others will notice and confirm that we are not perfect.  When did eyeglasses become fashionable, even without prescription lenses, and hearing devices are not? 

May
19

Hearing Aid Tax Credit: Take Action!

New Legislation Introduced in the Senate

Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) have introduced S.905, the Hearing Aid Assistance Tax Credit Act. The legislation provides a tax credit of up to $500 per hearing aid, once every five years for any individual who purchases a hearing aid

Please write your member of Congress and support these legislative initiatives. 

*Source: ASHA