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The latest information affecting the Hard of Hearing population can be found on this page.

Newborn Hearing Screenings Vital to Children’s Health

In his FY18 proposed budget, President Trump has proposed eliminating the $18 million allocated towards newborn hearing screenings. This earmarked funding has doubled the percentage of newborns receiving hearing screenings before leaving the hospital from 46.5% to 97% just in the last decade. Without early detection, children will be at a distinct disadvantage in tackling hearing loss present at birth.  Please read more here https://hearinghealthfoundation.org/blogs/the-path-to-funding-for-universal-newborn-hearing-screening and contact your Senators and Representative to let them know what you think about newborn hearing screening.

Really Interesting Timeline of Hearing Devices

Hearing Device Timeline

Matt Lauer discusses hearing loss amongst adults on the Today Show

TODAY: What to do to Combat Hearing Loss (Video)    

Free Resource

Ever wondered: what is a hearing aid and what is a personal sound amplifier? 

Hearing Aids and Personal Sound Amplifiers: Know the Difference 
“Hearing Aids and Personal Sound Amplifiers: Know the Difference” is a two-page fact sheet from the Food and Drug Administration’s consumer health information series.

Download it free