Friday, February 20, 2009

Arkansas Hearing Loss Bill

Arkansas lawmakers are considering a bill to help deaf children get the help they need before they get to school. Richard Carroll, a member of the Green Party, is sponsoring the bill to support SoundstARt. It would:

• Provide funding for a position for a person who would oversees the state’s screening programs and diagnostic centers.

• Fund the bank run by the Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the Arkansas School for the Deaf a Hearing Aid and Technology

• Set up a network of mentors to support parents of children with hearing loss.