The purpose of the DHHA is to focus on federal public policy that can improve the quality of life for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, and all people with hearing loss. The DHHA’s major objective is to provide a forum whereby relevant information can be shared, plans made and actions taken for collaborative and mutually supportive efforts. The DHHA implements actions approved by its membership.
Current Issues in the 112th Congress
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will protect the rights of persons with disabilities in countries that have signed and ratified it. To date 116 countries have signed the CRPD. DHHA supports ratification of the CRPD. For more information on CRPD please go to www.usicd.org.
Issues in the 111th Congress
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI)
- Legislation Introduced by Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) to reauthorize the EHDI program [PDF]
- DHHA Support Letter for H.R.1246 [PDF]