Hearing Aid Tax Credit Act Reintroduced in Senate

On November 13, 2013 Senators Harkin (D-IA) and Heller (R-NV) reintroduced the Hearing Aid Assistance Tax Credit Act, S. 1694, in the U.S. Senate. The legislation, if enacted, will provide a non-refundable $500 tax credit for the purchase of a hearing aid (or $1,000 if two are needed) once every five years.

“ADA would like to thank the Hearing Industries Association for spearheading efforts to ensure that this important legislation is enacted,” said Brian Urban, Au.D., ADA President. “Thanks to HIA’s effective coordination and leadership, the Hearing Aid Assistance Tax Credit Act has received consistent bi-partisan, bi-cameral support. We are confident that given the widespread support from the hearing health care community, our patients and consumers, that it will succeed.”

Similar legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives (H.R. 1317) on March 31st, 2013 by Representative Tom Latham (R-IA-3) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY). The House bill currently has 24 co-sponsors. The reintroduction effort was supported by joint teams from HIA and HLAA during Hearing on the Hill (HOTH) earlier this year, as well as by HOTH teams from ADA, ASHA and IHS.

Use ADA’s Congressional Connect to send a customized letter to your legislators in support of the Hearing Aid Assistance Tax Credit Act.