Hearing Health and Technology -- Workshop, Project No. P171200 #00046

Submission Number:
00046
Commenter:
Ira Brand
State:
Illinois
Initiative Name:
Hearing Health and Technology -- Workshop, Project No. P171200
I am a hearing impaired Navy Veteran with 2 cochlear implants being treated at Hines VA Hospital. I am also a member of the Hearing Loss Association of America and a avid supporter of Juliette Sterkens, the HLAA National Hearing Loop Advocate. We need more hearing Loops in our environment. Moreover, Looping is supported by the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Department of Justice. It is long overdue. What is the best way to get it done? Just as the DOJ has recently enforced looping in American movie theaters, when will the same action be taken for other areas where the hearing impaired gather?