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Advocacy Corner – Summer 2021

In ALDA Archives Newsletter, Legal Updates by ALDA News

Three cases that have occurred since the last newsletter are worth mentioning. Two of them involve deaf or hard of hearing people, and the one that does not still has the potential to significantly affect us. The first case (Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller) involves a deaf woman who was referred to a rehabilitation office for physical therapy. The office refused to provide interpreters and said the woman must bring her own interpreter at her expense, a blatantly illegal claim. She sued, asking for damages to compensate her for the injury of being excluded…

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Hearing Aid Affordability

In Legal Updates, News by ALDA News

Hearing aids are expensive, and in most cases, the cost burden falls entirely on the consumer – Medicare does not cover hearing-aids, nor do most private insurance plans. This leads to the irony that the out-of-pocket cost for hearing aids … Read More