A New Study Shows Link between Newborn Aminoglycoside Use and Hearing Loss

Seeking to stem the tide of permanent hearing loss from the use of life-saving antibiotics, researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have found that patients stricken with dangerous bacterial infections are at greater risk of hearing loss than previously recognized.

Read more at the link below.

Link: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-07/ohs-air072715.php?utm_source=eNEWS.073015+Oticon&utm_campaign=eNEWS.073015&utm_medium=email

How one act helped millions live American Dream

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act (and looking forward to what is yet to be done…)! “Every one of us is different in some way, but for those of us who are more different, we have to put more effort into convincing the less different that we can do the same thing they can, just differently.” Marlee Matlin

Link: http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/25/opinions/rodgers-americans-with-disabilities-act-anniversary/

The July Edition of Probes and Tips is now available

“How You Make a Difference in Your Community”

The ECHO Initiative Team knows that the work that each of you do to ensure that children get the hearing screening and follow-up care they need builds your community in significant ways. Sometimes we are able to give a special “shout out” to individuals, like Bob and Dotti Wilson, who have been making a difference in their community for over a decade!!

Link: http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs154/1102782899287/archive/1121493825244.html

NCHAM Presence on Social Media

Are you aware that the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) has an active presence on social media? Do you “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Pinterest? Have you subscribed to our RSS feed?

You can find all of our social media links on our webpage at www.infanthearing.org or search for us by name on any of the sites.

If you have something you think we should post, pin or tweet, send your suggestions to Mandy McClellan at mandy.mcclellan@usu.edu