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DOT Authorizes Truck Drivers with Hearing Loss

DOT Authorizes Truck Drivers with Hearing Loss Editor: Here’s a press release from the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) with great news regarding the ability of people with hearing loss to obtain licenses to operate commercial motor vehicles. The has been advocating for this authorization for a few years, and we’re thrilled to see that it has been granted! ...

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Are physicians with hearing loss getting needed support

Are physicians with hearing loss getting needed support? February 2013 Deaf and hard of hearing (DHoH) people must overcome significant professional barriers, particularly in health care professions. A number of accommodations are available for hearing-impaired physicians, such as electronic stethoscopes and closed-captioning technologies, but are these approaches making a difference? A team of researchers from the University of California, Davis, ...

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High Markups on Hearing Aids

High Markups on Hearing Aids Dear Hearing Loss Web, You recently had a very informative piece on all of the very technical info about hearing aids. However, at the beginning of the essay, the author said to forget about all the very high pricing of hearing aids. Surely he does not intend for us to do so! The normal, “average” ...

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Normal markups on hearing aids

Normal markups on hearing aids The recent comments about 10x markup for hearing aids are absolutely untrue in all the cases I know of audiologists who sell hearing aids. It is completely absurd unless you are talking about some unethical hearing aid dealer or audiologist (It is more unlikely that an audiologist would be able to do this because most ...

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House Bill Seeks Medicare Coverage for Hearing Aids

House Bill Seeks Medicare Coverage for Hearing Aids Editor: Here’s an article from the October 19 edition of NVRC News (Thanks Cheryl!) about a House bill that seeks Medicare coverage for hearing aids. It sounds like it’s probably not going to happen this year. But maybe soon??? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Congressman Mark Foley (R-FL), who serves on the House Ways and Means ...

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Lions Help Develop Low-Cost Hearing Aid

Lions Help Develop Low-Cost Hearing Aid Editor: The Lions Clubs have long served people with hearing loss by providing financial assistance to who can’t afford hearing aids. Now they’re taking that concept one step farther by developing their own low-cost hearing aid. Thanks to bhNEWS for this story. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) is helping to develop the ...

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The High Cost of Hearing Aids, The Question of Priorities

The High Cost of Hearing Aids, The Question of Priorities by Cheryl Heppner Editor: The issue of hearing aid cost and how to deal with it seems to be heating up a bit. We’ve published a couple of related stories in the past month or so. Here’s another view from Cheryl Heppner of NVRC. This article originally appeared in NVRC ...

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Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aids – Part 1

Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aids – Part 1 by Mark Ross, Ph.D. Editor: The topic of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids is heating up again! There was a spike in interest last summer/fall with the Wall Street Journal article and petition to the Food and Drug Administration, and then things settled down again. Now I’m starting to see new activity on this ...

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Reader Feedback on OTC Hearing Aid Article

Reader Feedback on OTC Hearing Aid Article Previous Thanks to those of you who take the time to give me your thoughts on the contents of our newsletters! Mark Ross’ article on over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids and the article on the Newsweek story provoked a number of thoughtful responses, and the writers graciously allowed me to share their thoughts with ...

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Affordable Hearing Aids for Folks of Modest Means

Affordable Hearing Aids for Folks of Modest Means By Stephen O. Frazier, VP of Albuquerque SHHH ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Editor: Hearing aids are expensive! There’s no getting around it. With growing concern that a lot of folks are just flat unable to afford hearing aids, some measures are in the works, including efforts to secure a tax credit for hearing aid purchases ...

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