AT&T Wireless and Verizon Wireless offer wireless phone plans to
people with hearing loss that may include data, text, video messaging,
and/or IM, but charge for voice calls by the minute.
To qualify for these phone plans, wireless phone companies used to
accept only a note from a doctor, audiologist or hearing health care
provider. Now, at the suggestion of HLAA, these service providers
allow people with hearing loss to establish eligibility for these
plans by showing a membership card from several national membership
organizations for people with hearing loss, including HLAA, as well
the traditional method of seeing a doctor, audiologist or other
hearing health care professional.