Hear the World Sound Academy: Amplifying the Grand Canyon

Global Explorers, in partnership with Phonak’s Hear the
World initiative, is excited to announce the first-ever
Sound Academy: Amplifying the Grand Canyon.

This summer, the Hear the World Sound Academy and twenty lucky students will embark on an expedition of sound and learning through one of the great wonders of our natural world.  Apply now for your chance to be a part of this exciting adventure! 

Program highlights include:

Explore the acoustical environment of one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World while collecting data with a sound scientist.

-Raft the Colorado River, hike to waterfalls and petroglyphs, and listen to the river as it lulls you to sleep.

-Learn and practice leadership skills that will equip you to become an effective ambassador for a cause.

Apply Now!  Applications are due by Feb. 26, 2011!

Link: http://www.globalexplorers.org/programs/destinations/hear_the_world_sound_academy/

The San Diego Sound Wave Symposium: Feb. 11 & 12, 2011 Register Today!!

The San Diego Sound Wave Symposium is just around the corner.  It’s not too late to register!
The symposium will be held February 11th and 12th at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley.  It will feature many respected and dynamic presenters on a variety of cutting edge topics in Audiology!

Make sure to be there!

Click here to see a copy of the program

Link: http://www.audiologyonline.com/news/news_detail.asp?news_id=4563

December's EHDI Email Express

Find out more about the following topics that are discussed in this announcement from the American Academy of Pediatrics:

-President Obama signs the                         -Text4baby
  EHDI Act of 2010

-Call for Nominations for                             -December Inspiration
  Antonia Brancia Maxon Award

Link: http://www.infanthearing.org/resources_home/events/docs_events2011/December2010_EHDI_Email_Express.pdf

Cochlear's HOPE Program announces its upcoming seminar about the advantages of bilateral cochlear implantation

Cochlear is excited to announce the next HOPE Online seminar
in the NewYear; the topic is therapy for children with two
cochlear implants. 

The presenter of the seminar, entitled Therapy: Same of Different for a Child with Two
Cochlear Implants,
will be MaryKay Therres, M.S., CCC-SLP, Cert. AVT, The Children’s
Hospital of Philadelphia Cochlear Implant Program.  

The seminar will take place on Thursday, January 6, 3:00 pm EASTERN time.

This talk will review advantages of bilateral
cochlear implantation and why it should be considered, discuss children who
would be considered a candidate for bilateral implantation and the possible
outcomes that may be achieved. 
The major emphasis of the talk will focus on the development of auditory skills utilizing the new
bilateral cochlear implant.  This
will include discussion of specific goals and how to incorporate the auditory development in school and at

CEUs will be offered and a certificate of
participation is available.  Like all HOPE Online events, this seminar will be
real-time captioned and recorded (with availability several days after
the live event). HOPE Online courses are free.  

Click here to RSVP for the seminar.

For more info about Cochlear’s HOPE Program, click here.

Link: http://hope.cochlearamericas.com/calendar/therapy-same-or-different-for-child-bilateral-cochlear-implant-professionals