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FLAA Legislative Update – 3/3

In recent weeks, you probably have been following the federal legislative activities to create a new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. In our last FLAA Communication, we explained: 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),… 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 »

Our experience with third year audiology students

I have to admit that I had some reservations about accepting 3rd year students because I did not now what to expect. Now I know that these students have had the necessary coursework before they show up. They are eager to help the attending audiologist. Universities have a more difficult…[Read More]

Submit Your Call for Papers Form Now for the 2017 Convention!

Convention planning is well underway for the 2017 Florida Academy of Audiology Convention scheduled for August 3-5, 2017 at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida. We invite you to submit your Call for Papers form for the upcoming Convention. All information must be submitted via the Call for Papers form on… Read more »

FLAA Legislative Alert – An Update on the FDA’s Recent Decision to Exclude the Need for Medical Clearance

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE An Update on the FDA’s Recent Decision to Exclude the Need for Medical Clearance In a December 7, 2016 press release, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced “important steps to better support consumer access to hearing aids. The agency issued a guidance document explaining that it does not intend to enforce the… 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 »