National Association of the Deaf

Assistive Listening



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The NAD advocates for the provision of assistive listening systems and devices when necessary to ensure effective communication with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

The NAD is also working on many issues related to hearing aids, including insurance coverage and tax credits for the purchase of hearing aids.

In October 2000, the NAD Board approved the NAD Position Statement on Cochlear Implants.  This position statement may be of interest to parents of deaf children, deaf individuals, medical professionals, and the media.  The position paper includes recommendations for professional training, early assessment of hearing aid benefit, cochlear implant team, habilitation, insurance coverage, media, research, parents, support services, and visual environment.

Related Issue:  Technology

Recent NAD Action Highlights

  • Ongoing advocacy for passage of the Hearing Aid Tax Credit bill.