Since 2001, more than 60 chapter champions have been identified to support the American Academy of Pediatrics Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program. Chapter Champions play a vital role in providing information and coordinating efforts between pediatricians, health care professionals, and other EHDI stakeholders at the state level. For more information on the chapter champion program or to find the chapter champion in your chapter or state, visit the link below.
Read how one interpreter is making a difference in the lives of deaf and deaf-blind in her community.
There is still time to register for the third and final webinar of a FREE three-part series focusing on implementation and evaluation of pediatric care coordination offered by the National Center for Medical Home Implementation.
Deaf individuals communicate through sign language or contact friends and family by video calling. The call is automatically routed over the internet through a Video Relay Service (VRS) to a sign language interpreter that communicates the message to the hearing person. The VRS interpreter voices everything you sign to the hearing person and signs back everything that the hearing person says.
One hundred and twenty five million minutes of these three way calls took place last year between deaf and hearing persons. Most calls are routine, but calls to 911 using 911 VP can save lives in an emergency.
Read more at the link below.
Researchers are working on software that allows a cochlear implant to convey more information about pitch and timbre.
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. Hearing loss is the most common congenital condition in the United States. Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs are available in states; they focus on promoting screening, follow-up, and enrollment in early intervention. Learn more about these programs and access medical home resources related to infant and childhood hearing loss.
Language skills and self-esteem can improve with appropriate understanding and intervention. Some tips can be found at the link below.
Learn more about how to “Contribute Hearing Screening Results
to Each Child’s Medical Home” in the May edition of “Probes and Tips”
Are you interested in becoming a sponsor/exhibitor at the 12th Annual Hands & Voices Leadership conference in New Braunfels, Texas September 18-20th, 2015? You are invited to join as a sponsor or an exhibitor to showcase your products and services for deaf and hard of hearing children across the country.