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February 9, 2017
HLAA in Action lets you know what HLAA is doing in the world of advocacy and public policy. Please direct any questions or news to Lise Hamlin, director of public policy.
Advocacy Updates

HLAA Prioritizes Legislative and Advocacy Agenda for 2017; Takes Focus Off Hearing Aid Tax Credit Legislation
Since 2003 HLAA has supported legislation that would allow consumers to receive a tax credit for the purchase of hearing aids. Several iterations of the tax credit bill have been introduced over the span of nearly 14 years, and none have passed. HLAA has therefore decided to focus its efforts and resources on initiatives that we believe will have a more far-reaching impact. [Read more]

More On the New Rules for Movie Theater Captioning
In the January/February issue of Hearing Loss Magazine, HLAA’s advocacy column focused on the new rules issued by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding movie theater compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for movie captioning and audio description. We have since received several requests for more details. [Read more]

Why Can Uber Locate Me, but 911 Can’t?
Few services are as important to Americans with a hearing loss as the ability to call for help in an emergency and to be quickly found by first responders. CTIA recently published a blog post and infographic intended to answer the question on many minds, “Why can Uber locate me, but 911 can’t?” [Read more]


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