Academy Exhibits at National Legislative Conference
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) held their annual Legislative Summit in Boston, MA from August 6-9. 2017. Each year, thousands of state legislators, legislative staff, and other stakeholders from a range of industries come together to facilitate best practices and exchange ideas on important federal and state issues. The Academy, a long time participant in the annual NCSL Legislative Summit, exhibited in Boston presenting materials on the importance of reauthorizing funding for early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) programs as well as the potential state implications of the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act passing Congress. The Academy is pleased to report that more state decision makers are recognizing the important role that the audiologist plays in the delivery of hearing health care.
The Academy encourages its members to get involved in both state and federal advocacy to help bring awareness to the profession and to educate the nation’s lawmakers on audiology-related issues. Please consider joining the Grassroots Advocacy Network for more information on how to get involved.