Tennessee Academy of Audiology Endorses the Audiology Patient Choice Act of 2014

On November 24th, the Tennessee Academy of Audiology (TAA) became the 18th organization to officially endorse the Audiology Patient Choice Act (H.R. 5304), since the bi-partisan bill was introduced in Congress on July 31st by Representatives Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) and Matt Cartwright (D-PA).

“ADA commends the Tennessee Academy of Audiology and its leaders for their commitment to ensuring that Medicare patients in Tennessee and across the country have the same freedom of choice and access to safe, efficient audiology services as the rest of America,” said ADA President Kim Cavitt, Au.D.

TAA’s support for the Audiology Patient Choice Act demonstrates the unity among Tennessee audiologists behind the legislation and is expected to have a positive impact in securing support from Tennessee’s Congressional delegation towards the enactment of this landmark bill.

“I am proud to be a member of both TAA and ADA,” said Reed Norwood, Au.D., private practice owner and a past president of the TAA. Both organizations are clearly committed to the future of audiology and I look forward to working with my colleagues in my state and around the nation to advance the Audiology Patient Choice Act.”