State-Specific Resources

The resources below provide background, status updates, and calls to action for the successful passage of The Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act (H.R. 1587).

Practice Tour/Reverse Fly-In

ADA Member meetings and audiology practice tours with Representative, Senators, and candidates for federal office are an essential element of our advocacy efforts.

Click here for resources to prepare to host a representative in your practice, including:

  • Invite Letter
  • Run of Show Template
  • Thank You Letter Template
  • Media AdvisoryTemplate
  • Letter to the Editor Template

Download this template for use by your state or regional audiology organization to officially endorse the Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act (H.R. 1587). Completed proclamations can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for filing!

Download the Memorandum of Endorsement, in Word or PDF format

Contact Your Congressional Representative Today and Urge Support for the Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act (H.R. 1587)

The Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act (H.R. 1587) is bi-partisan, common-sense legislation that, if enacted, will allow audiology patients with Medicare coverage to have the same access to audiology care that most Americans and all of Congress already have through private insurers.

Resources and Information for Patients and Audiologists

Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults
Frank R. Lin, Kristine Yaffe, Jin Xia, Qian-Li Xue, Tamara B. Harris, Elizabeth Purchase-Helzner, Suzanne Satterfield, Hilsa N. Ayonayon, Luigi Ferrucci, Eleanor M. Simonsick
JAMA Internal Medicine Jan 21, 2013; doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.1868.

Hearing Loss and Falls Among Older Adults in the United States
Frank R. Lin, MD, PhD; Luigi Ferrucci, MD, PhD, 2012

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Accessed May 31, 2013

Trends in the Otolaryngology Workforce in the U.S.
by Simon Neuwahl; Erin Fraher, MPP, PhD; Harold Pillsbury III, MD, FACS; Mark C. Weissler, MD, FACS; Thomas Ricketts, MPH, PhD; and Katie Gaul
Volume 97, Number 3, Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons

Safety of Audiology Direct Access for Medicare Patients complaining of Impaired Hearing
Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, Volume 21, Number 6, 2010
David Zapala et al

Screening for Vestibular Disorders: A Study of Clinicians’ Compliance with Recommended Practices
Sharon Polensek, Claire Sterk, Ronald Tusa, 2008

Institute of Medicine: Hearing Loss and Healthy Aging