Save the Dates for the 22nd MAA Annual Convention: October 23-24, 2014

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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...

8/30/2014

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.”

Download detailed document about our endorsement of the Audiology Patient Choice Act of 2014.

Website Updates

With all the website updates occurring, log in to see what's most important to you. The MAA Members Only section has valuable information under "Professional News." Stay tuned for information on all matters audiology in Maryland, including billing with United HealthCare.

April 23, 2013: President's Message

Consumers: MAA Members:
Consumers: Our public pages have been prepared for individuals concerned about hearing loss. We have included a section for Frequently Asked Questions, which provides general information about audiologists, hearing problems and hearing aids. In our Find an Audiologist section, you will be able to locate a state licensed MAA audiologist who will provide you with quality hearing health care.   MAA Members: Our Members Only Section provides a directory of all MAA members, MAA By-Laws, MAA Code of Ethics, and other important information about legislative issues and professional concerns within the state of Maryland.

 

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