Medicare Coverage for Hearing Aids – Write to your Senator

News from HLAA National Office… HLAA is thrilled to announce that the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act of 2021 (H.R. 5376) on November 19, 2021. The Build Back Better Act of 2021 includes the expansion of Medicare to cover hearing aids and services. HLAA has spent years supporting the idea of Medicare coverage of hearing aids and hearing health services. This year, HLAA spent our time since the spring in talks with members of Congress and key committees in the House of Representatives and the Senate, encouraging them to vote YES! to expand Medicare to …

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Virtual Meeting With Special Guest Geoff Plant, Nov. 20, 2021

DON’T MISS IT! Boston Chapter HLAA Virtual Meeting Special guest Geoff Plant from Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation. The major focus of the Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation (HRF) is to support people with hearing loss who have cochlear implants and hearing aids. Although these technologies have improved greatly over the past twenty years, many people with hearing loss still experience difficulties understanding speech. HRF is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established in 1996 to provide and promote speech communication training for adults and children with hearing loss. From the website hearingrehab.org Saturday, November 20th from 4-6PM via Zoom Link to be sent to …

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Open Captions in Theaters are Back! And Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Update

Theaters are opening for live audiences again! The first open captioned performances in our area start this weekend.  There is also good news to share on the OTC hearing aids. Boston Opera House OC Performances The following performances have been identified as OC: Hadestown: 11/6/2021 Pretty Woman: 1/22/2022 To Kill a Mockingbird: 4/9/2022 Ain’t Too Proud: 4/23/2022 Wicked: 6/11/2022 Anastasia: 8/20/2022 Hamilton: 1/21/2023 and 3/4/2023 The times and links for tickets are on their website: https://boston.broadway.com/theatre/citizens-bank-opera-house/#accessibility   Trinity Rep OC Performances The following performances have been identified as OC:   A Christmas Carol: 11/7, 12/1, 12/2, 12/3, 12/4, and 12/5/2021 Tiny …

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