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Hearing Access Program: News Release

For Immediate Release Marriott adds induction loops for people who are hard of hearing to their Renaissance Arlington Capital View property.  NEW YORK, October 30, 2014—The Hearing Access Program today announced that Marriott’s Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel added induction loops for people who are hard of hearing at its Arlington Virginia property  Hearing aids and cochlear implants amplify all sounds. To ensure travelers who wear hearing aids or cochlear implants can hear only the hotel associates, Marriott’s Renaissance Hotel added induction loops at its Arlington Capital View property. Switching their hearing aid or cochlear implant to the T-setting (telecoil)…
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First in line: prioritizing receipt of social security disability benefits

  First in line: prioritizing receipt of social security disability b… – PubMed – NCBI. Given the complexity of the adjudication process and volume of applications to Social Security Administration’s (SSA) disability programs, many individuals with serious medical conditions die while awaiting an application decision. A new empirical approach was needed to identify conditions resulting in rapid mortality.  The study identified conditions associated with significantly higher mortality and prioritized them by the expected likelihood of death during the adjudication process. Administrative records of 29 million Social Security disability applicants, who applied for benefits from 1996 to 2007, were analyzed. The…
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Support Of Social Security Disability Benefits

From the Columbus Dispatch Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH] yesterday called on progressives to defend and “expand” both Social Security and Social Security’s disability insurance against what he assailed as right-wing critics. In a speech at the Center for American Progress — a Democratic-leaning nonprofit organization in Washington — Brown, D-Ohio, said that “the debate over Social Security should not be how much we can cut from the program in order to balance the federal budget.” Brown added, the “debate over Social Security should not be about raising the retirement age or limiting benefits. The debate over Social Security should be about…
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