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People 65 and Older Sought for CI Studies

Jan 28 2015

Subjects Being Sought
Study Underway to Examine Expansion of Medicare Criteria for Cochlear Implants in Adults Age 65 and Older
By Donna Sorkin and Teresa Zwolan

At present, candidacy criteria for cochlear implantation followed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are more stringent than the FDA guidelines typically followed by most health insurance plans. As a consequence, many older adults do not have access to the benefits of cochlear implants (CI) that could help them remain active, engaged and healthy.

New Focus: Drugs for Vertigo and Tinnitus

Jan 15 2015

From Vertigo to Tinnitus, Ear Ailments are New Focus for Drugs
By Andrew Pollack, January 9, 2015, Business Day

Driving to a meeting in 2008, Jay Lichter, a venture capitalist, suddenly became so dizzy he had to pull over and call a friend to take him to the emergency room.

Alaskan Judge with Hearing Loss

Jan 15 2015

Anchorage Lawyer with Hearing Loss Serves as one of Alaska’s Top Judges

As the years passed, Chuck Ray struggled more and more with thoughts of what he would lose when his hearing eventually failed.

Ray spent many years as an Anchorage lawyer, building a renowned private practice focused on coastal and maritime issues. His greatest professional passion was the give-and-take that occurs inside a courtroom, the challenge of arguing a complex case, the rush of successfully representing a client.

FCC Consumer Help Center

Jan 13 2015

HLAA Applauds the New FCC Consumer Help Center to Empower Consumers and Streamline Complaints

Consumers got a New Year’s gift from the FCC. Acting Bureau Chief Kris Monteith joined with members of Chairman Wheeler’s staff, Gigi B. Sohn and Diane Cornell, in announcing the launch of the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) new Consumer Help Center in the FCC blog.