Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ruling on Implant Maintenance

A federal court in DC has ruled that public schools do not have to help with the cost of cochlear implant maintenance. Two couples had sued the Education Department, claiming not to do so is a violation of Congressional requirements that children be offered "audiology services" by schools. The couples wanted schools to continue offering implant reprogramming. Many school have stopped providing this maintenance after federal educators decided it did not fall under federal requirements.