Hearing Aid Coverage for Children Program (HACCP) Update

Let California Kids Hear Supporters, We want to take a moment to reconnect and bring you up to speed with some important new developments in the effort to provide access to hearing aids to California’s children. We are happy to share that the Hearing Aid Coverage for...

Newsom proposes hearing aid funding for kids

By Angela Hart Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing to fund hearing aids for children and teens through California’s budget, months after he asked a Democratic assemblyman to withdraw legislation with a similar aim. Newsom’s budget proposal would create a new...

Newsom quietly asks lawmakers to rescind some bills from his desk

By Angela Hart, Debra Kahn SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom has quietly asked lawmakers to rescind bills headed to his desk because of eleventh-hour concerns after the legislative session ended last month, an unusual request that has frustrated some legislators and...

CA Assemblyman Pulls Kids Hearing Aid Bill To Work With Governor

By Amy Lotven California Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D) last week succeeded in his long-term effort to get the legislature to pass a bill requiring that all issuers in the state cover hearing aids for children, but he pulled the measure before it was officially sent to...

Let California Kids Hear on KTLA 5 News (Video)

Let California Kids Hear on KTLA 5 News. Special thanks to Jenn McGraw for doing the story, Sandy Alexander of the House Children’s Hearing Center of UCLA, and parents Sam Rockman and Michael Khachadooridan for sharing Julian’s story and shining a light with their...