Direct Marketing of Hearing Aids
9/7/2012 - In our continuing efforts to keep NJAA membership informed of all issues impacting audiologists, we felt it was important to share this joint letter to the FDA from The Academy of Doctors of Audiology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and International Hearing Society dated 8/31/2012 regarding the direct marketing of hearing aids being sold as Personal Sound Amplifiers (PSAPs).
NJAA Board 2012
The new NJAA Board is looking forward to working with the membership. For details and contact information please visit the Board Members page.
Hearing Aid Dispensing
8/7/2012 - The NJ Hearing Aid Dispensers Examining Committee has posted a letter of guidance and interpretation of policies on their web site for their members. Some NJAA members may be interested in reading this information.
ASHA Discussions with hi HealthInnovations
2/17/2012 - Following a series of meetings and discussions with the senior leadership at hi HealthInnovations, ASHA has not received any information from hi HealthInnovations indicating that they intend to change their business model in a way that protects patents’ well-being or ensures effective hearing outcomes. More...
AAA/ADA Board Members meet with UHC
On January 31, 2012, members of leadership and staff from the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) met with representatives from United Healthcare and hi HealthInnovations. Details of the meeting.
United Healthcare offers direct-to-consumer hearing tests and aids
The health plan says the program will save patients thousands of dollars, but physicians question whether it's good medicine. Details at amednews.com
Cerumen Management in New Jersey
Cerumen Management is now under NJ audiologists' scope of practice. For more information, please log in and go to the Professional Issues page in the Members Only area.
On June 3, 2011, Direct Access (H.R 2140) was Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. H.R. 2140, the Medicare Hearing Health Care Enhancement Act of 2011 is identical to H.R. 3024 and was introduced by Congressman Mike Ross (D-AR) who was joined by 11 original cosponsors.
H.R. 2140, if passed, will eliminate the need for Medicare patients to obtain a physician referral prior to visiting an audiologist for an evaluation.
It is vital that you contact your Representatives in Congress today to encourage him/her to support this critical piece of legislation. Progress of the bill may be tracked here.
President's Message, November 2012
Dear NJAA Members,
I want to begin by sending my heartfelt wishes that you and your families made it through Hurricane Sandy without too much difficulty. I know some of you suffered damage to your practices and/or your homes, and are still dealing with the storm’s aftermath. To those members, my prayers are with you.
I want to thank everyone who... [More]
Letter to the Editor
8/7/2012 - Read the text of NJAA President Janet Koehnke's Letter to the Editor regarding United Healthcare’s Direct-to-Consumer Hearing Aid Dispensing Program not being in the best interests of consumers with hearing loss.
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"Turn It To The Left"
"Turn It to the Left" is an educational rap song written by Benjamin Jackson, who sang the song at the last AAA conference to a standing ovation. The song is in support of the AAA's campaign to raise public awareness about the dangers of exposure to high sound pressure levels. To read about the campaign and hear the song or see a performance of it, please visit www.turnittotheleft.com
Can You Hear Me Now?
The Impact of Hearing Loss
Though it's one of the most common workplace injuries, noise-induced hearing loss also is one of the most overlooked. Employees and employers who don't pay attention to the importance of hearing protection potentially could lose much more than just their hearing. More...