Category: Consumer Blog

FLAA Sponsors Legislation to Require Private Insurance Coverage for Hearing Aids “Hearing Care for Children Act”

Twenty-four states have passed mandates to require private insurance to provide a hearing aid benefit for children with the latest being Georgia requiring insurance companies to provide a $3,000 per ear benefit every four years. FLAA was approached more than three years ago by parent groups for children with hearing loss in Florida to support… Read more »

2017 Tele-Audiology Consumer Opinion Study

Gardner Audiology, a Tampa Bay hearing healthcare company, collected consumer opinion surveys from 117 patients who were offered Tele-Audiology services in 2017. The hearing doctors of Gardner are pioneers of Tele-Audiology. During the past 3 years they have installed virtual exam rooms in 7 locations. In March of 2017 they formally began offering remote hearing… Read more »

FLAA Election Update – 2018 Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce your Florida Academy 2018 Board of Directors. President: Devon Weist, Au.D, CCC-A, FAAA President Elect: Kari Morgenstein, Au.D., PASC Past President: Dana Ulmer, Au.D., CCC-A Secretary: Andrea Green, Au.D., FAAA Treasurer: Katie Phelan Rinehart, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA VP of Communications: Courtney N. Oliszewski, Au.D. VP of Membership: Rachele M. Orsini,… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Dr. Victoria Ledon, University of Miami Medical Center

Dr. Victoria Ledon, University of Miami Medical Center What university did you attend for graduate school and what year did you graduate? I graduated from the University of Florida in 2014. Go Gators! Where do you currently work and what are your specialties? I am currently working at the University of Miami in the Department… Read more »

Legislative Update: FTC Hearings on Hearing Care and Audiology

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Webcast: FTC Hearings on Hearing Care and Audiology The FTC Hearings on Hearing Care and Audiology will be held tomorrow, April 18. The entire workshop is webcast at no cost and no pre-registration is required. Please follow the link below. This is an important day for the future of the profession and people… Read more »

Legislative Update: Legislation Introduced in DC to Define OTC Hearing Aids

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Legislation Introduced in DC to Define OTC Hearing Aids U.S. Senate Bill S. 670, Over the Counter Hearing Aid Act (2017) was introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) with current co-sponsors Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Margare W. Hassan (D-NH), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA). There is a companion bill in the U.S. House of… Read more »

FLAA Members: Start the New Year Off with FREE CEUs on January 17!

FLAA Webinar: Widex UNIQUE – To the Future and BEYOND! Live Session on January 17, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Eastern REGISTER to view this today for CEUs! 1 Contact Hours or 0.1 CEUs Pricing: FLAA Members – FREE Non-Members – $75 This course reviews new features and benefits introduced in 2016 to the Widex U-Platform…. Read more »

HLAA – Florida Surprise and Let’s Make Hearing Loss Visible Campaign!

JOIN OUR 2017 Let’s Make Hearing Loss Visible Campaign! Hearing loss and Deaf individuals of all ages are able to communicate and “hear” better than ever in the hearing world today. There are various means by which to communicate and “hear”. It is an individual choice as to what works best with no two hearing… Read more »

FLAA Legislative Alert – FDA Announcement Regarding Medical Evaluations/Waivers

Your FLAA Board has just learned that the FDA made the following announcement this morning at the meeting on Affordable and Accessible Hearing Care at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS): FDA just announced at NAS meeting that the medical evaluation or waiver will no longer be required for adults effective immediately. Click here to… Read more »