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AG Bell's advocacy efforts span the establishment of practice protocol to supporting national policies that affect deaf and hard of hearing.

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Advocacy in Action

Advancing Policy Initiatives
Promover iniciativas de política
Advancing Education Policy, Access to Movies and Hearing Technology
Joining Forces to Advance Education and Public Policy Issues

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Hearing Aid Tax Credit

Position Statement: Insurance Coverage and Medicare Reimbursement for Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants and Other Hearing Assistive Devices
AG Bell Members Rally to Support Hearing Aid Tax Credit  
  • story in March 13, 2015 AG Bell eNEWS
Hearing Health Forum on Capitol Hill
  • story in February 26, 2015 AG Bell eNEWS
Senators Introduce the Hearing Aid Assistance Tax Credit Act
  • story in February 5, 2015 AG Bell eNEWS    
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Hearing Aid Insurance Mandate Resource Center

List of which states require insurance companies to pay for hearing technology or cochlear implant surgeries. 

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AG Bell shapes public policy by being involved in these coalitions. 

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alliance (DHHA) focuses on federal public policy that can improve the quality of life for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, and all people with hearing loss.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consumer Action Network (DHHCAN) serves as the national coalition of organizations representing the interests of deaf and/or hard of hearing citizens in public policy and legislative issues relating to rights, quality of life, equal access, and self-representation.  

Council on Education of the Deaf (CED) is an organization sponsored by five major national organizations (AG Bell, ASDC, ACE-DHH, CEASD, NAD) dedicated to quality education for all deaf and hard of hearing students.

Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH) address issues that are important to the early identification, intervention and follow-up care of infants and young children with hearing loss.

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