The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and PepsiCo announced today that after an extensive search actress Amber Zion has been selected to bring the beauty of American Sign Language (ASL) to one of the most popular sports and entertainment events of the year – Super Bowl Sunday.
How Early Intervention Can Make a Difference: Research and Trends – A new webinar for professionals who work with young deaf and hard of hearing children and their families is being presented by Dr. Beth Benedict. The webinar is Wednesday, February 12, 2014 3-4 p.m. (EST)
The Summit is scheduled for March 20-22, 2014 at the Kansas School for the Deaf in Olathe, Kansas.
Miah Detjen’s first language isn’t English. It’s not Spanish, French, German or Arabic. Her first language is American Sign Language (ASL). Detjen, a junior film production major and English minor, grew up with a deaf father, learning to sign before she learned to speak. When Ray Rea, MSUM professor of film/video production, asked students to make a short personal documentary, Detjen knew exactly whom she wanted to depict.
Cord Blood Registry® (CBR®), the world’s largest and most experienced newborn stem cell company, announces the start of a U.S. Food and Drug (FDA)-regulated study being conducted at Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando to investigate the use of a child’s stem cells from their own stored umbilical cord blood as a treatment for acquired sensorineural hearing loss.
The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the CDC is pleased to announce the availability of SIX (6) NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES for 2014. The DRDC conducts research related to the priorities of CDC’s NCBDDD through research grant sub-awards to university and other academic and professional partners that utilize medical, social and basic science, and public health approaches.
Penticton’s Tarik Sayeed has developed a software concept he believes will turn the world on its ear. Using new digital technology, the 36-year-old innovator has put together a program to convert traditional American Sign Language into written and audio formats.
The odds of making it to the NFL are long enough. Derrick Coleman had an additional obstacle standing in the way of achieving a lifelong dream.Coleman is essentially deaf. He’s been that way since being diagnosed with a genetic and incurable hearing impairment as a toddler.
A New Year’s Commitment to Hearing Screening
An infant’s primary care medical home provider plays an important role early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) – particularly in terms of ensuring timely follow-up and appropriate documentation of follow-up. Without active assistance of the medical home, the infant may be considered “lost” in the EHDI system.