Pennsylvania Department of State
PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY EDUCATION AND LICENSURE

June 2010 www.dos.state.pa.us
BOARD MEETING DATES
July 9, 2010
Oct. 1, 2010
Dec. 3, 2010
Other board meetings may be scheduled as needed.

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Disciplinary Actions
A listing of disciplinary or corrective measures taken by the 29 professional licensing boards and commissions, Charitable Organizations and Notaries Public.
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Newsletter Archive
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A Consumer's Guide to the Audiology Profession in PA
Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the United States. More than 36 million Americans have some type of hearing problem. Although hearing problems are commonly associated with the normal aging process, more than half of all hearing impaired persons are under the age of 65. Hearing difficulties are often unrecognized by the person involved. Children and teenagers seldom complain about the symptoms of hearing loss, and adults may lose their hearing so gradually they do not realize it is happening.  As a result, most people wait 7 to 10 years before seeking help. There are many reasons for hearing loss, including exposure to loud noises, history of ear infections, genetic/family history, disease and aging.

The good news is that there is help for persons with hearing loss. If you suspect a hearing problem, contact a licensed audiologist who can evaluate your hearing and determine the type and degree of your hearing loss.

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Updated Health and Human Services Resource Guide Now Available

An updated version of the state’s Health and Human Services Resource Guide is now online at www.health.state.pa.us under the Quick Links tab.

The guide summarizes information about available services and resources for all Pennsylvanians and provides contact information for more than 100 state programs.

“We remain committed to streamlining information about state programs and making our services easy for all residents to access,” said Governor Edward G. Rendell. “We hope this updated all-in-one guide helps Pennsylvanians, in all 67 counties, be healthy and live life to the fullest.”

Residents can find information about available services such as childcare options, immunization programs, medical assistance, obesity prevention and wellness, and the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP.

The guide was first released in 2006 and mailed to nearly one million low-income households throughout the state. The updated guide is available online for download.

Pennsylvanians can also find information about the state’s social services at www.COMPASS.state.pa.us or by calling 1-800-692-7462 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Friday or 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday.

PA Board of Examiners in Speech-Language and Hearing
P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
717.783.1389 | ST-SPEECH@pa.gov
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