Expanding Medicare to Cover Hearing Loss Treatments

2018-04-24T15:59:52+00:00July 13th, 2015|News Archives 2015|

July 13, 2015

News Advisory

NEWS CONFERENCE

Tuesday, July 14th

11:00am – Noon

U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, Room HVC-200

 

Participants:         

Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI)

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) 

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)                                  

Max Richtman, NCPSSM President/CEO

Frank R. Lin, MD, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Center on Aging and Health

The speakers will discuss the hearing loss challenges facing our nation’s older citizens, including the link between hearing loss and dementia, and H.R. 1653 the Medicare Hearing Aid Coverage Act of 2015 which Congresswoman Dingell has introduced.  The National Committee Foundation will release an issue brief discussing the merits of expanding hearing aid coverage in Medicare.

 

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Media Inquiries to:

Pamela Causey 202-216-8378/202-236-2123

Kim Wright 202-216-8414

www.ncpssm.org