Senators Introduce Resolution Honoring Audiology Awareness Month
In an effort to officially recognize the importance of the hearing and balance care offered by audiologists, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) have introduced a resolution in the U.S. Senate that expresses support for the designation of October as “National Audiology Awareness Month.” While the decision does not change federal policy, it does bolster the Academy’s efforts to increase public awareness of the profession and increase legislative recognition of the importance of the audiologist in hearing health care.
“The Academy commends Senators Grassley, Hassan, and Warren for officially recognizing October as Audiology Awareness Month,” said Academy President Jackie Clark, PhD. “This resolution reinforces to members of Congress and the public the critical role of the audiologist in hearing and balance health care.” The Academy looks forward to using this resolution as a means for further engaging the 115th Congress on current issues, such as the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act, increased funding for NIH, and audiology practice within the Veterans Administration.
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