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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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FLAA Legislative Update – Recap from December 18, 2018 in Broward County

On December 18, 2018, President Elect Barry Freeman testified in Broward County during an open legislative session regarding FLAA’s proposed legislation – Insurance Coverage for Children’s Hearing Care. As he stated, according to the Florida Department of Education, there are 5,747 children with a diagnosis of hearing loss receiving special education services in Florida, but… Read more »

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JOB ALERT: Full Time Audiologist Needed in Jacksonville & Jacksonville Beach

Position – Full Time Audiologist Location – Jacksonville & Jacksonville Beach (Additional locations in Central FL available – Sebring, Melbourne, Ocala, etc.) The ideal candidate is someone who is a life-long learner, open to mentoring and direction, as well as someone who has a love for hearing aid technology. You must be strong clinically and… Read more »

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JOB ALERT: Full Time Audiologist Needed in Sarasota

Position – Full Time Audiologist Location – The Center for Hearing, Sarasota, FL Salary + Commission We are looking to add an additional audiologist to our team in a busy ear, nose & throat practice.  You will work in collaboration with two ENT physicians, under the medical direction of a fellowship-trained neuro-otologist.  Responsibilities include audio… Read more »

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CSD Colloquium Series Lecture on Friday 9/28

Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders Colloquium Series & Distinguished Lecture in Audiology Pamela Souza Professor Communication Sciences and Disorders Northwestern University Evanston, IL Friday, September 28, 2018, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM PCD 1147 Individualized hearing treatment: the path from laboratory studies to clinical services Abstract Hearing loss is one of our most pervasive health problems, but the… Read more »

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2018 Convention Featured Speaker, David Eddins, Ph.D. CCC-A and Reminder – Hotel Room Deadline!

Are you registered for the 2018 Florida Academy of Audiology Convention at the beautiful Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida, August 1-4? Don’t miss out on your opportunity to secure 1.95 CEUs on presentations ranging in topic from vestibular, pediatrics, genetics, hyperacusis, tinnitus, product updates, practice management, medical errors, ethics and ABA… Read more »

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Florida Academy of Audiology Announces the 22nd Annual Convention Schedule!

Schedule Focusing on “setting the standard,” the convention promises to give you an inside look at key issues and educational approaches through presentations by some of the finest in our industry.  With an extremely diverse lineup of sessions from pediatrics to research and science to patient care (and beyond!), this Convention will cover it all and… Read more »

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