Academy Expresses Concerns Regarding Proposed Cuts to Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
The Academy, as a member of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alliance (DHHA), sent a letter of concern to the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in response to a Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration proposal to cut funding to an Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) grant that currently supports newborn hearing screening in the District of Columbia (DC.).
The letter expresses concern about the impact on DC children and families and the potentially devastating precedent this may set for other jurisdictions. The HHS proposal was issued in response to President Trump’s “Memorandum on Reviewing Funding to State Government Recipients of Federal Funds that Are Permitting Anarchy, Violence, and Destruction in American Cities.”