Member Benefits

There are many benefits and services for HHP members.

 

Legislation and Government Relations

HHP is the only organization representing the exclusive interests of today’s hearing aid specialist in legislative and regulatory affairs. HHP’s efforts to protect your right to practice include the education of policymakers and their staff on the benefits of hearing healthcare; meetings with legislators; testimony before legislative committees, the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services, and other State and federal regulatory and legislative bodies; and the organization of grassroots campaigns. HHP devotes a tremendous amount of time and resources to ensuring the continued viability of the hearing aid dispensing community in the hearing healthcare delivery system. HHP instantly alerts members via email of important legislative activity and posts current reports on the Home Page and/or Legislation or Regulation pages for immediate access.

Continuing Education

Look to HHP for your professional continuing educational needs!You can count on HHP to bring you the best information, seminars, and news articles, members get great discounts as well! HHP’s education activities are offered at the local district level and during the annual HHP convention which offers up to 19 credit hours in one event.

Hear and Now News HHP Newsletter

The HHP newsletter, Hear and Now News, provides technological updates, continuing education, professional perspectives, special interest articles, industry news, legislative reports, and other hearing health information.  It reaches beyond the scope of membership to include the manufacturing community, allied organizations, federal regulatory agencies, and the media. As a member you will receive free subscriptions to the newsletter. The current and past newsletters can also be read on this site.

Contact the Editor for further information:
Phone: 916-447-1975
Fax: 916-444-7462

Unlimited Access to the HHP Website

The HHP website serves as an excellent informational resource for hearing health professionals and consumers alike. Not only will your business be listed in our online directory, you will also find an opportunity for convention registration, government updates, membership applications, managed care applications and updates, business solutions and group purchasing power offered through AHAA.

Annual Convention

HHP members receive substantial savings when registering for the HHP Annual Convention.  This spectacular event is planned with you in mind.  Each year we select a new and exciting destination and plan an informative and entertaining adventure. Here’s a sample of what our convention offers:

  • Top-quality seminars taught by renowned experts
  • High-powered membership meeting where important Association business is conducted
  • Exhibit Hall featuring a grand array of exhibitors offering the best in products, services, and technology
  • Silent Auction with fantastic deals on items you need the most
  • Fabulous food and entertainment in an atmosphere that allows you to network with your hearing healthcare colleagues from around the state.

Marketing Communications

Marketing your practice to consumers is essential to your success.  HHP promotes member qualifications and their role in the hearing healthcare delivery team to the media, consumers, legislative bodies, regulatory agencies, and other audiences.  We aggressively seek opportunities to market our members as the consumer’s first choice in hearing instrument services.

American Hearing Aid Associates

“AHAA is the nation’s largest network of hearing health care providers, dedicated to ensuring the business success of our associates

HHP and AHAA have partnered up for success offering our members the buying power that only the largest network of hearing health care providers can offer, and it’s FREE. There is strength in numbers. When you become an AHAA associate, you gain access to a consolidated network with unlimited resources that you can utilize to take your business to new markets, more patients and to a higher level of success while supporting your association at the same time.

As your source for hearing aids, accessories and related equipment, AHAA will return 2% of the total purchase amount back to HHP and AHAA now provides an extensive business-building solutions center along with specialized support for all AHAA members, helping you to stay ahead of the competition. Join HHP and activate your free membership today and let AHAA be your “one-stop” source for all your business needs..

HHP and AHAA Partnership For Success flyer

Capitol Association Plans

HHP is proud to present affordable solutions to your healthcare benefit needs by offering new medical, dental and vision plans exclusively to HHP members by utilizing Delta Dental, VSP and Basic Plus. HHP’s new partnership with Capitol Association Plans (CAPS) will allow HHP member employers with one or more employees to participate in any of these group plans. If you are an independent contractor or sole-proprietor, please contact CAPS to learn about future voluntary plans that may become available. For more information, please contact Jim or Heather at CAPS by phone at 916-441-2800 or by email at caps@capsplans.com.

CAPS Location
8300 Fair Oaks Blvd, #303A
Carmichael, CA 95608

Regional/District Support

HHP’s regional/district network strengthens the voice of hearing health professionals at the local level and also plays a vital role in our state activities. See a list of all officers and district officers.

Volunteerism

We can’t do it alone! HHP relies on volunteerism to help us continue to progress in meeting our goals. For more information on volunteering in any capacity, please contact Gloria Peterson at gpeterson@amgroup.us.

Ethics Process

HHPCA Ethics Committee is made up of members who are familiar with business laws and regulations that pertain to the ethical practice of dispensing hearing instruments in the state of California. Committee members are appointed by the President and confirmed by the board. Their responsibilities are

  • When contacted regarding an ethics complaint, the reporting party will be contacted to assess the complaint.
  • If the complaint is not resolved during that initial interview, than a Reporting Form is provided and the party is asked to provide details of the complaint, their identity and supporting documentation.
  • The committee member will inform the reporting party that we have no legal ability to adjudicate the complaint but can act as a mediator to assist in an amiable solution to the dispute and to supply informational resources to the parties involved.
  • Depending on the complexity of the complaint, other committee members, board members and related state agencies will be contacted to provide advice and information.
  • Once sufficient information is acquired, a call to the provider is initiated, once again, informing the individual of the above mentioned purpose of our involvement. It is important to stress the mediation aspect of our contact to put the parties at ease by clarifying our purpose.
  • The contacted party, if cooperative, can provide needed information to clarify their position or make suggestions to resolve the complaint.
  • After assessing the situation, non-binding recommendations, can be made to all involved based upon the available information.
  • If illegal activity is evident with supporting documentation, the committee member will bring this finding to the board for review. Only the board can decide to take action against a complainant. A committee member should never tell a party that they should take any particular action. Our goal is to mediate and educate, not litigate.
  • Records of contacts should be kept in a file and yearly submitted to be archived by HHPCA.

If you have an ethical complaint, please contact the Ethic Committee at hhpca@hhpca.org or complete the Ethics Complaint Reporting Form.

Bylaws

HHPCA bylaws guide the organization with clear focus and structure.
The bylaws are on the site for your review.

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