Welcome to TLC's Family Hearing Center Newsletter
|Greetings from the Director|
I hope my greeting finds you well. The Family Hearing Center staff had a busy 2014 and has started 2015 off with a bang. We've made a considerable effort to follow our mission and reach out to the community offering hearing healthcare services and education.
We've held educational seminars at our Gaither Rd. center as well as at adult communities throughout the county. We partnered with the Silver Spring Volunteer fire fighters to provide fire safety information to those with hearing loss and gave away free Shake Awake Alarm systems they obtained through a FEMA grant. Seniors Today talk show invited me to be interviewed through our relationship with the MC Commission on Aging. We participated in various health fairs and most recently we partnered with Asbury Village by providing a free weekly Walk In Clinic on their campus.
Our audiologists spend many hours attending classes and trainings so that we can provide you with the best hearing health care. We are especially proud of our "high quality hearing center" listing in this year's Washington Consumer Checkbook. Thank you again for your referrals of family and friends and your trust in us and know that everything we do is in your best interest.
Susan Yaffe-Oziel, M.M.S., CCC-A,
Director of The Family Hearing Center
Cognition and Hearing Seminar
~LUMOSITY SUBSCRIPTION RAFFLE~
Learn about the relationship between cognition and hearing. At the event, we will raffle off a one year subscription to Lumosity, an online brain training program designed to challenge core cognitive abilities.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
1:30 am - 3:00 pm
Call (301) 738-1415 today to RSVP.
TLC'S FAMILY HEARING CENTER
2092 GAITHER ROAD, SUITE 100, ROCKVILLE, MD
| From the American Speech-Hearing-Language Website|
Hearing Aid Assistance Tax Credit Act Introduced in the Senate
On January 29, 2015 Senators Heller (R-NV) and Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced the Hearing Aid Assistance Tax Credit Act, S. 315, in the Senate. This legislation provides a non-refundable $500 tax credit for the purchase of a hearing aid, or $1,000 if two are needed, once every five years. The legislation is not intended to cover the full cost of hearing aids, but to provide some measure of financial assistance to those who have the greatest need for these devices and are unable to afford them. Please ask your members of Congress to cosponsor this important legislation.
This same legislation was introduced in the 113th Congress and received bipartisan support in both the House and Senate. The House version of the bill is expected to be introduced in the near future.
Link to a customized letter to contact your Senator.
Hearing Healthcare Toolkit
The World HealthOur goal this year is to start a conversation about hearing with our local physicians who treat adults. It may be an internist, psychologist, cardiologist, endochrinologist or neurologist. We can use your help. If you know a physician who may be interested in obtaining a "Hearing Healthcare Toolkit: to help them identify individuals with hearing loss please contact me at 301-738-1415. Hearing loss affects 34-36 million Americans and that number is growing fast as baby boomers age. There is research information connecting hearing loss with other significant health conditions both physically and cognitively.
| Hearing Loss Association of America Convention
June 25 - 28
St. Louis Union Station Hotel
St. Louis, Missouri
Link for information and registration.