As future audiologists and speech-language pathologists, you’re going to spend much of your time being an advocate—not only for your clients but also for yourself. Because you're entering a profession that can be affected by decisions made by your state and federal legislators, your voice is an important part of your profession.
Take five minutes to let your voice be heard!
Promote Workforce Diversity in Allied Health Professions
Supporting individuals from underrepresented backgrounds, including racial and ethnic minorities and those from disadvantaged backgrounds, in entering and completing educational programs will expand the growth of a diverse workforce in the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology. Learn more about workforce diversity.
Protect Graduate Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Congressional leadership is needed to ensure the country’s higher education system is modernized to meet the needs of today’s students and improve access, affordability, and accountability in ways that meet the growing demands for graduates in the health care and education sectors, particularly audiologists and speech-language pathologists. Learn more about the Higher Education Act.
Enhance Older Adult Access to Telehealth Services
Medicare does not cover audiology and speech-language pathology services delivered via telehealth. Learn more about telehealth services.
Enhance Medicare Access to Audiology Services
Medicare beneficiaries should have direct access to hearing health care services provided by audiologists who can provide both treatment and diagnostic services within their scope of practice. Learn more about enhancing Medicare coverage of audiology services.