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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Release Consensus Study Report on Hearing Health Care

Hearing Health Care for Adults: Priorities for Improving Access and Affordability On June 2, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) released the consensus study report, Hearing Health Care for Adults: Priorities for Improving Access and Affordability. Cosponsored by the National Institutes of Health through the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) and the National Institute on Aging, as well as four other federal agencies and a nonprofit patient advocacy group, the report provides a thorough analysis of the state of hearing health care for adults in the United States, and describes 12 recommendations to improve access to a wide range of services and technologies for hearing health care, and to make those services and technologies more affordable. The report also emphasizes the need for greater transparency and awareness among consumers and health providers in order to help consumers make informed choices in managing hearing loss. 

Read the NIDCD director’s statement about the report.

Last Updated Date: 
July 6, 2016