Know the Facts About the Audiology Patient Choice Act

Recently, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) issued a statement to its members, opposing the Audiology Patient Choice Act, H.R. 2276.

Several of the comments contained in the recent statement by AAO-HNS have already been refuted by individual AAO-HNS otolaryngologist members as incorrect, false, and misleading. Previous statements by AAO-HNS proffer similar and familiar rhetoric against the direct access-only legislation that has been introduced repeatedly in Congress.

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) believes that discussions regarding improving access to audiology care for seniors should be based on fact, not fear-mongering, and we welcome the opportunity to have a continued open and transparent dialogue on the issue of allowing patients their choice of qualified provider for audiologic and vestibular care.

To that end, we’d like to share key facts with members of Congress and members of the public at large, in response to statements made by AAO-HNS.

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