SUPPORT LEGISLATION RELATED TO TELECOILS & BLUETOOTH IN HEARING AIDS
During the 2019 legislative session, HLAA-WA will be advocating for HB 1078, and its companion bill, SB 5210, regarding notifying purchasers of hearing instruments about uses and benefits of telecoil and bluetooth technology. This bill requires any person who engages in fitting or dispensing hearing aids to inform their customers – prior to fitting – of the uses, benefits and limitations of Telecoil-enabled and Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids.
To support this bill, contact your local Legislators at https://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/ and let them know you want their help in adopting this legislation.
For background about the need for this legislation, and a good information piece to share with your legislators, see this flier: Support HB 1078 & SB 5210
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GET PEOPLE TO USE A MICROPHONE IN MEETINGS
People with hearing loss often can’t hear in meetings because there is no amplification. For those who say, “we don’t need a microphone; my voice is loud enough”, here is the rebuttal. Take a look at this video and pass it along to everyone who needs to see it.