The following is an excerpt by Brieanne L. Salzman a University of Florida Doctor of Audiology Student in an article posted on the Florida Academy of Audiology website.
“Today I had the opportunity to advocate for something that I am so passionate about: hearing aids for children with hearing loss. The day started with nervous excitement towards the idea of verbalizing to congressmen and women our beliefs and ideals. We were split up into “teams” and then we’re sent off to speak to about 15 representatives. My team had a quick pow wow in the hallway and divided up responsibilities on how we were going to give our quick presentation. We knew we would only have a few minutes with the representative or the aid of the representative so we wanted to make them count…”