**Media Advisory** Sen. Zorn, Miss Michigan to introduce effort at Capitol to help children with hearing loss

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Who:
Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, and Miss Michigan 2014 KT Maviglia of Dundee.

What:
Press availability to raise awareness of hearing loss among children and introduce legislation sponsored by Zorn to help ensure all Michigan children up to age 21 can get necessary hearing devices.

When:
Immediately following Senate session, which begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15.

Where:
Senate Majority Leader Conference Room
Capitol Room 101
First Floor
State Capitol
Lansing, MI

Briefing:
Zorn and Maviglia will be available following the Senate session for comments on their efforts to help children with hearing disabilities throughout Michigan.

Maviglia was crowned Miss Michigan in 2014 with a platform focused on advocating for children with hearing loss and later founded the KT Maviglia Fund for Hearing. She was diagnosed with sensorineural hearing loss at age nine and has two hearing aids.

Zorn will be re-introducing legislation to achieve Maviglia’s goal of ensuring children with hearing loss can receive hearing aids covered under their health insurance.

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