CARES Act

CARES Act

The CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Begins Disbursements

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) began distributing the initial $30 billion in COVID-19 relief funding to providers as part of the distribution of the $100 billion fund provided as part of the CARES Act. This initial distribution of funds will go to hospitals and providers currently enrolled in Medicare and take effect immediately

Treasury Department Releases Application Form and Fact Sheet for Forgivable Small Businesses Loans

The newly enacted Paycheck Protection Program included in the most recent COVID-19 relief package authorizes $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to cover payroll, rent/mortgage and utilities.

President Signs “The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” that Includes Small Business Assistance (CARES)

The recently enacted “CARES” Act includes the “Paycheck Protection Program” (PPP) for small businesses. The PPP is designed to provide short-term cash flow assistance to small businesses to help these businesses and their employees deal with the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis. 

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Ototoxicity of FDA-Approved Drugs Being Re-Purposed for COVID-19 Treatment

According to the National Institutes of Health’s Center National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, many drugs approved for other uses already have been tested in humans, so detailed information is available on their pharmacology, formulation, and potential toxicity. 

Vestibular Testing Safety: COVID-19 and Beyond

Vestibular testing poses a unique set of safety challenges.

COVID-19 Return to Work Guidance and Recommendations for Vestibular Clinicians

As states begin issuing progressive deconfinement guidelines, hospitals and institutions are starting to reopen for elective procedures and consultations. Vestibular clinicians are opening their practices to evaluate, test or treat patients with dizziness and balance problems. 

Surgical Monitoring Safety: COVID-19 and Beyond

Specific to the neurotological surgical environment, the audiologist should consider a number of precautions.

Booth Safety: COVID-19 and Beyond

With these safety precautions in place, workplace surfaces need to be cleaned thoroughly between patient encounters. Specific to audiologists, we must consider safety related to the test booth environment.

Our Essential Role in Communication: Resources That Can Help

With May as Better Hearing Month, this is an important time to continue to highlight our essential role in communication and hearing health care. 

With this in mind, we have developed information pieces and resources you can use with your patients and/or share with your communities, colleagues, and other health-care providers as you see fit. 

 

COVID-19 Week in Review

See a recap of this week's news and resources. A new Academy update will be posted each Friday.


Practice Management Resources


Telehealth Resources

Telehealth and Medicare/Medicaid

Below is a resource list with information on the provision of telehealth services. The Academy will post additional information as it comes available.

Toolkits and Resource Centers


Treatment and Management Considerations


Government Resources


Public Awareness and Educational Resources


Communication Access Resources 


Free CEU-Eligible Online Education

The Academy is committed to ensuring audiologists have access to virtual educational resources during this challenging time. 

On-demand telehealth seminars are now available on eAudiology.org, and live webinars are scheduled throughout July. New webinars will be added each month. Please check the schedule of upcoming webinars to see the full list of offerings. Note: Content is free up to 30 days after live event and for live events only through July 31.

Brought to you by the AAA Foundation’s Educational Fund. Thank you to those who donated their AAA 2020 + HearTECH Expo Conference refunds toward this educational fund.


Mental Health


Resources for Students