Audiology Patient Choice Act picks up momentum, as AAA adds its endorsement

  By David H. Kirkwood LEXINGTON, KY—Support is growing rapidly for the Audiology Patient Choice Act (HR 5304), ambitious federal legislation initiated by the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) and introduced into the House of Representatives last July. If enacted, the measure would provide Medicare patients direct access to audiologists and would grant audiologists…

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Audiologists, dispensers, and consumers all have a stake in bills before Congress

By David H. Kirkwood WASHINGTON, DC—After taking two months off to campaign for re-election, the 113rd Congress will finally return to Washington sometime in November for a brief lame duck session. There it will find a slew of bills related to hearing care waiting for them. Barring a miracle, this Congress, which has enacted less…

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Illinois cites audiologist for outstanding services

CHICAGO–Gloria Wong, AuD, received the annual award for Outstanding Audiology Services from the Illinois Department of Human Services. Field counselors from the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) were asked to nominate audiologists who had provided outstanding services. Wong was selected for her dedication and for the quality of services provided to DRS clients. Wong has…

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