ADA Files Federal Lawsuit Against ASHA

re: the Letter writing campaign to AG Bell Assoc. to contest the mass mailing of their unwanted and offensive temporary “free” membership cards/letters – it is still going on folks especially since more and more staff from different Deaf schools are reporting having gotten the propaganda.  Please send ur letter ASAP and if u want it printed here – send a copy.

Big news – The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) is suing American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).  It “SEEKS INJUNCTIVE RELIEF, DAMAGES AND PUNISHMENT FOR ASHA’S FRAUDULENT ACTIVITIES”

wow – wow – wow.  deceit is not sweet folks. from the link:

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) on Aug. 2 filed a lawsuit against the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh. The lawsuit seeks an injunction against ASHA, requiring it to correct fraudulent statements ASHA has made in letters to audiologists and on its website. The false statements are that the ASHA CCC-A is required to provide clinical services and to supervise students, aides and assistants. The injunction would also require ASHA to notify all audiologists who received or renewed the CCC-A in the past four years that they may cancel retroactively and receive a refund with interest.

see the link to see a link to the official complaint

now i wont pretend to really understand this easily but basically on a quick review it looks like an association of doctors of audiology are fighting with the association of speech and hearing “professionals”  – the doctors dont like that the speech and hearing folks are saying their association’s CCC-A is required for folks to provide services, and work with students, aides and assistants cuz it is NOT.  the ADA (the doctors of audiology academy gave ASHA (the speech and hearing association folks) a chance FIX their false info but the ASHA no do do so the ADA say we got no choice but to sue YOU.


aint that a pickle

and u all thought we fight too much


its worse cuz the ASHA fought back DIRTY – see the full article

also at the bottom of the article is a link to the ADA’s Legal Action Update and since this article of Aug 4 there are 2 updates there – a response from the ASHA (yawn) and a response to the response from the ADA which says “The revised language needs to be consistent and clear, not inconsistent and artful.”  Among many other important things. 

So the doctors of audiology do NOT like the ASHA (speech and hearing folks) misleading, misinforming, and fraudalently “requiring” professionals to go for the ASHA certification and training etc when it is not required etc.

that seems like a legimate complaint cuz deceit is NOT SWEET

so keep an eye out on this lawsuit

the plot thickens

while i know many speech and hearing folks and like ’em just fine – i profess this #hitty business dont reflect well on their profession – does it?

ah yet another reason to object to being mislabeled a “hearing specialist” by the AG Bell association – cuz their specialists aint so special nor are they so PROFESSIONAL if they are engaging in deceitful practices and trying to require doctors of audiology to get unneeded certification from ASHA when it aint even a bloody requirement and hmmmm can we guess what that certification entails?

Say the word “iceSCREAM…”



NOTE: hmmm i wonder when the ASHA shoved in the word “Language” into their title but neglected to change the abbreviation – hmmm is the L insert just another form of misleading and fraudulent conduct by the ASHA?

Big thanks to the person who sent me this link – you rock!


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Paul Kiel
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 15:21:45

    Thank you, Patti for sharing it. I am sharing it with my blog readers….


  2. PopeMistress
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 19:46:38

    Patti- thanks so much for fixing 2nd link and wow amazing drama btw ADA and ASHA legal action update.

  3. handeyes
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 22:26:33

    thanks for the link paul

    thanks for notifying me of the broken link popemistress



  4. PopeMistress
    Sep 07, 2011 @ 12:31:30

    does this link opposed to ADA about medicare for the hearing loss??

  5. PopeMistress
    Oct 01, 2011 @ 10:00:50

  6. PopeMistress
    Oct 01, 2011 @ 10:02:06

  7. handeyes
    Oct 01, 2011 @ 15:17:17

    2006 was a BUSY year for ASHA eh? wonder where they got that $2 MILLION + for lobbying?

    ADA doesnt ever have a spike year like they do

    in Opensecrets u can use the data base search box to key in a specific bill too to do searches also

    thanks for the links shawn



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