Vice President for Audiology Services
Amanda Moore, AuD, CCC-A
Senate Passes EHDI Bill
The Senate passed S.652, the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Act in September. This bill reauthorizes funding for EHDI programs for the next five years. This program was first approved in 2000 and has raised the percentage of newborns screened for hearing loss from 44 percent to over 97 percent.
OTC Hearing Aids Bill
Both the Senate and House passed legislation this summer that requires the FDA to develop regulations for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. Both ASHA and AAA are working together to ensure proper evaluation and treatment of hearing loss for those patients who decide to purchase hearing aids OTC.
Page last updated June 27, 2014