The Boys Town National Research Hospital presents the Pediatric Audiology Conference:
Applications of Evoked Potentials. The conference will be held Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd at the Boys Town National Research Hospital’s Lied Learning and Technology Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
Last month, a young boy born without a cochlear nerve, which connects the brain stem to audio waves in the outside world, became the first child in the United States to receive an auditory brain stem implant. See more –
The Genetics Program at Gallaudet University is offering the online course “Genetics and Hearing Loss for EDHI Professionals” from September 9 – November 15, 2013. This course includes basic to more advanced information on genetics, inheritance, genetic counseling and genes for hearing loss. The link to information about the course is below. Registration deadline is September 1, 2013. Please contact Kathleen Arnos at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sequencing the whole exome (the protein-coding part of the gene) enabled researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine to identify a recessive gene mutation associated with deafness.
A team of NIH-supported researchers is the first to show, in mice, an unexpected two-step process that happens during the growth and regeneration of inner ear tip links.
The Clerc Center announces the publication of “Critical Needs of Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: A Public Input Summary,” a ground-level reference on how people are describing and experiencing the barriers they encounter for the deaf and hard of hearing children in their homes or workplaces.
The June edition of Probes and Tips is now available: Share Current Research Findings with Health Care Providers.
The videophone boasts several apps and features which — at no cost to the end user — bring crisp video chats to the TVs of deaf and hard-of-hearing consumers across the U.S.
Cochlear implants have helped many children learn to listen and speak normally, but they aren’t the answer for children born without a cochlear nerve. Using a new type of hearing implant for children that is placed directly on the brain stem, doctors at UNC Hospitals have new ways to help children born into a silent world.