Category: Student Blog

A Message from the FLAA President

  The Board of the FLAA wants to extend wishes for you and your families to remain healthy during this critical and unprecedented time in America.  Just remember, it’s still a great time to be an audiologist and people and families we serve depend on our expertise, knowledge and skills. Conference:  As you probably already… Read more »

DHH LITERACY

  Literacy sets the foundation for all knowledge. If a child cannot learn to read and write, he will undoubtedly struggle in the academic world and in everyday life. Unfortunately, individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) typically have great difficulty developing full literacy. This is evidenced by the fact that by graduation,… Read more »

Medicare Audiology Provisions Pass U.S. House of Representatives

On December 12, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3, which includes Section 602 titled, “Providing Coverage for Hearing Care under the Medicare Program” [PDF]. Section 602 of the bill adds new hearing benefits, including hearing aids, for Medicare beneficiaries with severe to profound hearing loss and also includes a number of provisions… Read more »

FLAA Member Updates – SB 1006 Filed and Medcial Errors Webinar Available Now

Legislative Update: Senate Companion Bill Filed SB 1006: Coverage for Hearing Aids for Children On Wednesday, the Florida Senate filed a companion bill for hearing aid coverage for children – SB 1006! A big thank you to Senator Baxley for his continued support of this initiative. Check out the bill language, see our legislative supporters,… Read more »

Day on the Hill Announcement A Message from FLAA’s VP of Government Relations

Hello FLAA Member, On January 15, 2020, FLAA will host another Day on the Hill to support the Insurance Coverage of Hearing Aids for Children proposed legislation (HB125: https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/125/ByCategory). This takes place in Tallahassee, FL from 8:00am – 4:00pm. Audiologists, parents, and children all work in small teams (3-4 people) to visit our state congresspeople… Read more »

FLAA Legislative Update – Children’s Hearing Aid Bill Passes Unanimously by Senate Banking and Insurance Committee

Progress continues as the Florida Academy of Audiology lobbies for the Hearing Care for Children Act! Insurance Coverage for Hearing Aids for Children was re-introduced in the Florida Senate-SB 572-by Senator Dennis Baxley (R-District 12 (Marion, Sumter, Lake Counties).  http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/00572 A companion bill was introduced in the Florida House, HB 531, by Representative Robert Charles “Chuck”… Read more »

Senate Bill 572 Update – “WE HAVE A HEARING ON MONDAY!!!

  The last legislation regarding required insurance coverage passed over 10 years ago and the group lobbied for 13 years! Getting this hearing in the second year is a HUGE deal. There are still things to be worked out in order for the bill to have a chance of full passage, but we need a… Read more »

FLAA Legislative Update – RSVP Today for our 2019 Children’s Hearing Technology Day in Tallahassee!

As previously stated, the Florida Academy of Audiology is pleased to introduce legislation in Florida to require insurance companies to provide coverage for hearing care and hearing aids for children with private health insurance. FLORIDA SENATE:  SB 572 – http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/00572 SB 572: Insurance Coverage for Hearing Aids for Children GENERAL BILL by Baxley Filed: Jan. 29,… Read more »

Update – Proposed Legislation – Coverage for Children’s Hearing Loss

The Florida Academy of Audiology is pleased to announce the introduction of legislation in Florida to require insurance companies to provide coverage for hearing care and hearing aids for children with private health insurance. FLORIDA SENATE:  SB 572 – http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/00572 SB 572: Insurance Coverage for Hearing Aids for Children GENERAL BILL by Baxley Filed: Jan. 29,… Read more »