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Check Out FLAA’s Virtual Conference Program Now! Earn 1.0 CEUs!

  Registration is now OPEN for the Virtual FLAA Annual Conference on May 29-30, 2020.  Offering 1.0 CEUs, including 0.2 CEUs of Tier 1 credits, this program is full of timely and relevant topics from well-known speakers from around the country.  Check out the schedule below! CEUs will be reported to both CE Broker and AAA. … Read more »

Registration Now Open for FLAA’s Virtual Conference

  Registration is now OPEN for the Virtual FLAA Annual Conference on May 29-30, 2020.  Receive up to 10 continuing education hours or 1.0 CEUs with timely and relevant content including sessions on telehealth, misophonia, cochlear implants, Medicare and more!  Our Virtual Conference will follow the below schedule and provide attendees an opportunity to get their… Read more »

Important Update Regarding the FLAA Annual Convention

  The Board of Directors for the Florida Academy of Audiology has been paying close attention to COVID-19 as it has rapidly escalated around the world.  As we consider the health and safety of our members and exhibitors, in addition to the challenges that they are facing with a limited ability to work at the… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »