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US Senate Passes IHS “Fit to Serve” Legislation: Veterans Mobility Safety Act of 2016

WASHINGTON, DC — The International Hearing Society (IHS) announced today that the US Senate unanimously passed H.R. 3471, commonly referred to as the “Fit to Serve” bill, on November 17, 2016.  The bill was backed in the Senate by S. 564 sponsors, Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Jon Tester (D-MT). H.R. 3471 cleared the US House of Representatives in…

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ADA Files Suit Against IHS Over Tinnitus Care Provider Certificate Program

DETROIT, MICHIGAN — The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), in a press release late last week, announced that it had filed a lawsuit against the International Hearing Society (IHS) regarding the Tinnitus Care Provider Certificate. The lawsuit was filed in Detroit, near IHS headquarters in Livonia, in the US District Court for the Eastern District of…

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New User-Friendly Tinnitus Programs Have Potential to Meet Demand

Tinnitus is a condition affecting upwards of 15% of the population and many bothered by the condition may be under served. That according a recent JAMA Otolaryngology article, which concluded there is a significant opportunity for hearing care professionals to get more actively involved in the long-term care and management of patients experiencing bothersome tinnitus.…

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IHS Unveils New “Tinnitus Care Provider Certificate Program”

ORLANDO, FLORIDA — The International Hearing Society (IHS) announced this week for the first time, its new Tinnitus Care Provider Certificate Program. Tinnitus, which is described as the perception of sound in the absence of an external stimulus, is a condition believed to be experienced by tens of millions of people. Research into the condition…

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IT’S OVER: IHS and ADA Call off 2016 and 2017 Unison Summit

The International Hearing Society (IHS) and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) issued a joint statement to their respective members today, announcing the cancellation of the 2016 and 2017 Unison events. Readers may recall last March the two organizations stated they would be combining resources and offering a joint educational event in 2016 and 2017.…

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IHS Launches “Appreciation Week for Our Warriors” to Promote VA Legislation

LIVONIA, MICHIGAN — The International Hearing Society (IHS) is launching their nationwide campaign on Monday: Appreciation Week for Our Warriors. The campaign coincides with Veterans Day, on November 11th, and IHS has asked its members for help this week in promoting the organization’s ongoing push to pass the Fit to Serve legislation through congress. Each day this week IHS has…

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Update: Key Stakeholders Weigh-in on PCAST Letter to the President

On Monday, October 26, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released its official report to the President about hearing technologies and mild-to-moderate hearing loss in older adults. HHTM originally posted news of the report on October 25. Since the original HHTM story, several key stakeholders have weighed-in on the implications of…

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US Senate VA Committee to Hold Hearing on ‘Fit to Serve’ Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC — Despite being slowed in the US House of Representatives earlier this summer, the so-called Fit to Serve legislation–supported by the International Hearing Society (IHS)–is advancing in the US Senate this week. According to IHS, the Senate VA Committee will be holding a hearing on the bill this Wednesday. Passage of the Veteran’s Access to…

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ADA Asks Dept of Labor to Rescind Approval of Hearing Aid Specialist Apprenticeship Program

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY — the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), in an announcement late last month, have asked the Department of Labor (DOL) to rescind its approval of the IHS-backed Hearing Aid Specialist Apprenticeship program. ADA Firm in Opposition While it’s no surprise that ADA announced opposition to the Fit to Serve initiative, joining with other major audiology organizations…

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ASHA-Lead Opposition Halts Progress on Veteran’s Hearing Health Bill

WASHINGTON, DC — Leaders from the International Hearing Society (IHS) expressed their frustration this week in an email circulated to the organization’s members on July 22, which was obtained by Hearing News Watch. The ongoing congressional lobbying efforts by IHS towards the passage of the Veteran’s Access to Hearing Health Act of 2015 (H.R. 353) and its…

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