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Hearing Loss: Determining Eligibility for Social Security Benefits Appendix C Public Forum Participation The committee held a public forum on May 7, 2003, and invited organizations in the scientific, service, and advocacy communities to attend. The organizations invited by the committee to nominate speakers for the forum are listed below. Organizations listed in bold type nominated speakers, although not all nominees accepted our invitation. ORGANIZATIONS INVITED TO NOMINATE SPEAKERS AARP Public Policy Institute/Federal Affairs Department Academy of Dispensing Audiologists Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology Acoustic Neuroma Association ADARA (advocacy for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals) Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alliant University Foundation AMBUCS (national service organization for people with disabilities) American Academy of Audiology American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians American Academy of Otolaryngology American Association of the Deaf-Blind American Auditory Society American Hearing Research Foundation American Neurotologic Society American Otological Society
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Hearing Loss: Determining Eligibility for Social Security Benefits American Society for Deaf Children American Speech-Language-Hearing Association American Tinnitus Association Association of Administrative Law Judges Association of Late Deafened Adults Association on Higher Education and Disability Auditory-Verbal International, Inc. Autism Network for Hearing and Visually Impaired Persons Better Hearing Institute CAOHC: Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation Captioned Media Program/National Association of the Deaf Center for Hearing Loss in Children Cochlear Implant Association, Inc. Community Legal Services Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf Council for Exceptional Children Council on Education of the Deaf, Gallaudet University Deaf Community Advocacy Network Deafness Research Foundation Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Medical Center Disability, Inc./Sign Language USA, Inc. The EAR Foundation Educational Equity Concepts, Inc. Galler & Atkins Hard of Hearing Advocates Hear Me Foundation HEAR NOW Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults Hope for Hearing Foundation The Hyperacusis Network International Hearing Society Intertribal Deaf Council Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center Mainstream, Inc. National Asian Deaf Congress National Association of Disability Examiners National Association of the Deaf National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Inc. National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing National Black Deaf Advocates
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Hearing Loss: Determining Eligibility for Social Security Benefits National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences National Cued Speech Association National Family Association for Deaf-Blind National Hearing Conservation Association National Information Clearinghouse on Children Who Are Deaf-Blind NISH: National Industries for the Severely Handicapped National Organization for Hearing Research Foundation Neurofibromatosis, Inc. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology Postsecondary Education Consortium Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Rehabilitation Services Administration, Deafness and Communicative Disorders Branch Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH) Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advance in Children, Inc. Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses, Inc. TASH (advocacy organization for people with disabilities) The Triological Society FORUM SPEAKERS Dan Malcore, The Hyperacusis Network, Green Bay, Wisconsin Susan Gold, M.A., CCC-SLP/A, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore Jane Madell, Ph.D., Beth Israel Medical Center, NYC Sandra MacLean, M.A., CCC-A, Washington Audiology Services, Seattle, Washington Robert Ruben, M.D., FACS, FAAP, Albert Einstein Medical College, New York Cheryl McGinnis, American Tinnitus Association, Portland, Oregon Richard Tyler, Ph.D., University of Iowa Warren Hanna, Hard of Hearing Advocates, Framingham, Massachusetts (on videotape)
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