Highlighting the Work of The Johns Hopkins Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health
Congress is poised to expand Medicare coverage to include dental, hearing and vision services. As the Center has written elsewhere, the need is great, and the time to act is now. While much of the current debate is focused on a potential dental benefit, the need for audiology and hearing aid coverage deserves far greater attention than it is currently receiving. As part of an effort to generate such attention, we are honored to highlight the work of The Johns Hopkins Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health.
The resources available on their website – Medicare Hearing Policy – A Path Forward – include a novel approach to raise awareness of health policy issues, a graphic narrative entitled “What do you mean Medicare Doesn’t Cover Hearing Aids?”
You can also read the comic, and download it and other resources at the at Johns Hopkins Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health website at https://www.jhucochlearcenter.org/MedicareExpansionofHearingCare.html.
Frank R Lin, MD, PhD, Director of the Johns Hopkins Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health and a Professor of Otolaryngology, Medicine, Mental Health, and Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health
Molly Sheehan, Communications Specialist at the Johns Hopkins Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health
Nicholas Reed, AuD, Core Faculty at the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with a joint appointment in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Ian Sampson, MFA, Artist and Interdisciplinary Educator