Working together was the spark that started a fire of learning and understanding for a class of third-grade students this winter. A collaborative project between staff at the St. Paul campus of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and Redtail Ridge Elementary School in Savage helped students learn about the science of sound and hearing while creating a lifelong lesson that went well beyond the typical third-grade science curriculum.
A molecule in an animal model that acts as a key player in establishing the organization of the auditory system has been discovered in a recent study. The molecule, a protein known as Bmp7, is produced during embryonic development and acts to help sensory cells find their ultimate position on the tonotopic map, which is the fundamental principle of organization in the auditory system.
Learning to sign is easier than ever, thanks to the Internet.
Go and “like” the CMV Public Health and Policy Conference Facebook page for frequent updates and information about the conference scheduled for September 26-27, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
A new study from a UT Dallas researcher demonstrates the importance of considering developmental differences when creating programs for cochlear implants in infants.
NCHAM is bringing a little bit of the National EHDI Conference to you! Please join one – or all – of the upcoming Webinar series featuring presenters and posters from the 2014 National EHDI Conference. NCHAM is kicking off the series on Monday, May 19th with a look at Health Literacy in EHDI Materials. This excellent topic will be presented by Dr. Nannette Nicholson and Dr. Samuel Atcherson from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UAMS/UALR) and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Future presentations will include topics such as Parental Satisfaction of In-Room Hearing Screening and Promoting the use of EHDI PALS with providers and parents.
A rap video is raising awareness about a little-used form of communication for the deaf called Cued Speech.
Improve Hearing Screening Practices with Children 3 – 5 Years of Age
Hearing the doorbell, the fire alarm or a tap that has not been properly turned off are everyday situations that can become a problem for a person who is hard of hearing. Scientists have now developed a tool to pick up and identify ordinary sounds that are produced in the home environment in order to help the hearing impaired.