NCHAM Webinar Scheduled for 10/8

Ototoxicity Monitoring as Part of Risk Monitoring in the EHDI System

Presented by: Dr. Jessica Stich-Hennen

When: Thursday, October 8th, at 1:30–2:30 pm ET

Where: Adobe Connect (registration link is below)

On Thursday, 10/8, NCHAM will be hosting the webinar “Ototoxicity Monitoring as Part of Risk Monitoring in the EHDI System” presented by Dr. Jessica Stich-Hennen.


Webinar offered by AAP’s EHDI Program-9/29

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention: Doing the Right Thing in Primary Care Practice

September 29, 2015, 6 – 7pm Central Time

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program is hosting a webinar focusing on the improving care for children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Hearing loss is one of the most common congenital conditions and, if not identified early, can potentially result in significant developmental delays. Rachel St John, MD, FAAP, will highlight the role the medical home in coordinating care within the EHDI program. Dr St John will also offer strategies to improve timely and appropriate care for children who may be Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Additional information and registration for the webinar is available here.


RIT/NTID Research Team Earns $500,000 Grant to Study Communicative Interaction Between Deaf, Hearing STEM Students

Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are using an National Science Foundation grant valued at nearly $500,000 to study the challenges of how STEM students from diverse backgrounds—specifically hearing, deaf and hard-of-hearing students—effectively communicate with each other and understand common subject material.


Early Evidence Suggests Hybrid Cochlear Implants May Benefit Millions with Common Form of Hearing Loss

People with a common form of hearing loss not helped by hearing aids achieved significant and sometimes profound improvements in their hearing and understanding of speech with hybrid cochlear implant devices, according to a new multicenter study led by specialists at NYU Langone Medical Center.


Equinox marathoner raises awareness for Usher syndrome

Fairbanks’ Equinox Marathon is widely regarded as one of the most difficult marathons in the nation. Runners endure an 1,800-foot ascent up Ester Dome, racing through wooded trails laced with tree roots and ruts and over gravel roads before braving a steep descent — sometimes in the snow.

Think that’s hard enough? Now imagine running it blind.

Brian Switzer will do exactly that on Saturday, when he runs the trail’s 26.2 miles in support of the Usher Syndrome Coalition’s campaign to “Own the Equinox” and raise awareness of the condition.