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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 present… Read more »

FLAA COVID-19 Update: Important Information for Audiologists to Know

  Probably like everyone else, we are being inundated with information relevant to the COVID-19 virus. The FLAA Board has tried to cull from the information some points specifically relevant to Audiology practices now and when we return to work. Now: Telehealth. AAA has developed an excellent Telehealth Guidance and Update for audiologists. It is… Read more »

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 Convention Update – Full Schedule Announced and Registration Open!

Registration is now open for the 2019 Florida Academy of Audiology Convention at the beautiful Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida from July 31 – August 3! Schedule Join us for an extremely diverse lineup of sessions from telehealth to pediatrics to tinnitus (and beyond!), this Convention will cover it all and… 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 »