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CSD Audiology students in Tallahassee

CSD Audiology students in Tallahassee

On Wednesday, January 15th, 10 CSD AuD (Audiology Doctoral Students) attended the annual Hearing Technology Day in Tallahassee. This event was sponsored by the Florida Academy of Audiology and Florida Coalition for Spoken Language Options. The students helped to advocate in support of legislation toward hearing care and hearing aid coverage for children with private health insurance. Twenty five states already have enacted similar legislation and hopefully Florida will soon join that list. It typically takes at least three to five years to pass major legislation in Florida and that time frame is only possible when awareness and bipartisan support occur through spreading the word. The students helped to visit every legislative office and were able to help bring the total number of sponsors/cosponsors for helping children access hearing care up to 27 and counting.