Monthly Archives: June 2011
NOWiHEAR.com Partners with talkTECH Communications
NOWiHEAR.com has announced a partnership with talkTECH Communications (based in Los Angeles) to provide U.S. Audiologists with more affordable digital marketing opportunities to promote their local practices. The program will reach key consumer target groups online through
targeted Google AdWord campaigns, NowiHear.com’s recently launched mobile
application, SEO news releases, social media, and more.
Hearing Impaired Children's Painting Exhibition
A painting exhibition featuring artwork by hearing impaired children
began last Saturday in Taipei, Taiwan. The exhibition is part of a
celebration for the 15th anniversary of the Children’s Hearing Foundation
and is scheduled to continue on through October. Using auditory-verbal
therapy (developed in Canada), the foundation has helped more than 3,000
children with hearing loss.
Concerns Of The Deaf In National Development
There are many concerns with the deaf community in international
development, among those concerns are the treatment of those who are
deaf, their access to education, employment, and health care. In Ghana
unfortunately, many of the deaf community are not protected, looked down upon, and often
are excluded socially. The Ghana National Association of
the Deaf (GNAD) have raised concerns that they face in their country and are making an effort to change the
general public’s view of the deaf community. The GNAD is pushing for more
legislation to provide common protection for the rights and protection of those with
hearing disabilities in Ghana.
National Association of the Deaf Files Disability Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Netflix
A federal lawsuit has been filed against Netflix by the National
Association of the Deaf (NAD) for violating the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA) due to failure in providing closed captioning for
its “Watch Instantly” movies and television shows as streamed on the
internet. The ADA requires that all “places of entertainment” provide
“full and equal enjoyment” for people with disabilities.
Audiotoniq Announces Revolutionary High Tech Hearing System
The Texas-based company Audiotoniq recently introduced a hearing aid system that allows the user to test his or her own hearing. Consumers will now be able to test their own hearing whenever they want using the same equipment that helps them hear, by sitting down at their own computer! This is some of the latest in hearing aid technology.
United Way Grants Support Callier Programs for Kids
The UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders
recently received more than $200,000 from the United Way of
Metropolitan Dallas to fund two priority programs for 2011-12. The two
funded programs will provide pediatric hearing aid services and
speech and language treatment for children with cochlear implants.The
grants are used to offset discounted service costs for children with
Honing Cultural and Linguistic Competence
Check out this page which features innovative programs and quality tools for improving cultural and linguistic competence as well as reducing health care disparities for vulnerable populations, including racial and ethnic minorities.
First Annual "Tulsa Hears a Who" Raises over $25000
Dr. Jacque Rogers Scholl, the founder of the Children’s Hearing Aid
Project or CHAP, was pleased to announce its 1st annual fundraising event
called “Tulsa Hears a Who” raised more than $25,000 for the program.
Dr. Scholl founded CHAP to come up with a way to provide hearing
aids for children. She organized a fundraiser called “Tulsa Hears a Who,” based
on the popular Dr. Seuss book, Horton Hears a Who. More than 250 people attended the first annual event. Plans are also underway for the next annual fundraiser in January 2012.
Marlee Matlin, Donny and Marie Osmond along with others to deliver Hearing Aids to Children
With the help of a star-studded line-up of celebrities including Marlee Matlin, Donny & Marie Osmond, and others from daytime, primetime and reality television, the Starkey Hearing Foundation,
which is dedicated to building better lives for the hearing impaired, announced that it
will deliver the gift of hearing to more than 100 under-served,
hearing-impaired children and adults from the Las Vegas area.The event is to take place on June 18, 2011 at the Las Vegas Hilton.