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Maryland Hearing Aid Loan Bank
Did you know…
The Maryland Hearing Aid Loan Bank (HALB) was formed to provide loaned amplification devices to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing infants and toddlers in Maryland. The HALB began its eleventh year of operation in January 2014.The HALB is located in the Maryland State Department of Education, in the Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services, and funded through federal and State resources.
In 2000, the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing found that early amplification of hearing through the use of hearing aids or cochlear implants is essential to support emerging language skills, cognitive skills, and healthy social/emotional development, all of which are essential in forming a solid foundation for school readiness, learning, and success. Infants who are identified with hearing loss early in life can be fitted with hearings aids as young as four weeks of age. The HALB provides access to hearing aids, as soon as possible following the confirmation of hearing loss in an infant or toddler up to three years old. The program ensures young children have access to maximum auditory stimuli during the most critical period of language development. More...
H.R. 5304: Audiology Patient Choice Act of 2014
The Maryland Academy of Audiology (MAA) submits this statement of strong endorsement for H.R. 5304, The Audiology Patient Choice Act of 2014:
“To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for treatment of audiologists as physicians for purposes of furnishing audiology services under the Medicare program, to improve access to the audiology services available for coverage under the Medicare program and to enable beneficiaries to have their choice of a qualified audiologist to provide such services, and for other purposes.”
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