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Latest News and Information 

Academy announces the introduction of Direct Access Legislation in the U.S. Senate

This important legislation eliminates the need for Medicare patients to obtain a physician referral prior to visiting an audiologist for an evaluation.
Phantom Auditory Phenomena -   Wible notes phantom auditory phenomena (also called auditory hallucinations) includes tinnitus, ...
Hearing Aid Acclimatization -   Many clinicians are concerned with the time and benefits of hearing aid amplification and acclim...
Tinnitus Perspectives 2012 -   Eggermont (2012) reports it is not easy for people to characterize the sounds of their tinnitus ...
Outgrowing Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder -   Hood and Morlet (2012) report that auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD) is characterized...

Quick Links 

Quick Reference Guide for Audiologists in the Direct-to-Consumer Hearing Aid Model
The Academy has created a quick reference guide to assist audiologists in a hearing health delivery paradigm shift. You can also find more information about Academy efforts with regard to direct-to-consumer hearing aid models on the Academy’s Web site.

2013 Proposed Medicare Fee Schedule Rule Released for Comment
Implications for audiologists include lower reimbursements if Congress does not intervene to prevent the SGR, changes to audiology quality measures under PQRS, and the potential future application of a multiple procedure payment reduction policy.  Read Academy's Response to CMS


The Academy Reston Office Is Moving
As of 3:00pm ET on Thursday, October 25, the Academy phones and computer systems (including e-mail and member-only areas of the Web site) will be down. We will be back online on Monday, October 29, by 8:00am ET and ready for business. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.


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