Hearing Loss Association of America Applauds Support of Consumer Driven Hearing Health Care

HLAA applauds ADA, the Academy, and ASHA for joining HLAA in supporting
consumer needs and setting a path for audiologists to evaluate how their
practices will respond to and work in a new hearing health care delivery

The statement echoes and reinforces HLAA’s long-standing campaign for
accessible and affordable hearing health care through itemization, price
transparency, and audiology services beyond the sale of hearing aids, including
aural rehabilitation counseling and information about assistive listening and
alerting devices. HLAA also supports consumer options in designing hearing
health care to include family participation and education, measuring consumer
satisfaction, and providing options for serving consumers who bought their
hearing aids from another source such as the Internet. In addition, HLAA
encourages audiologists to enlist the support of trained peer mentors.

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