In a recent study completed by researchers at Vanderbilt University, results suggest Cytomegalovirus (CMV) may play a larger role in hearing loss among children than some have previously thought.
Read this great article published in Exceptional Parent Magazine about how the Sound
Beginnings program at Utah State University is using telehealth technology in helping to bring early intervention
services to children who are deaf/hard of hearing.
The San Diego Sound Wave Symposium is just around the corner. It’s not too late to register!
The symposium will be held February 11th and 12th at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley. It will feature many respected and dynamic presenters on a variety of cutting edge topics in Audiology!
Make sure to be there!
Find out more about the following topics that are discussed in this announcement from the American Academy of Pediatrics:
-President Obama signs the -Text4baby
EHDI Act of 2010
-Call for Nominations for -December Inspiration
Antonia Brancia Maxon Award
Cochlear is excited to announce the next HOPE Online seminar
in the NewYear; the topic is therapy for children with two
The presenter of the seminar, entitled Therapy: Same of Different for a Child with Two
Cochlear Implants, will be MaryKay Therres, M.S., CCC-SLP, Cert. AVT, The Children’s
Hospital of Philadelphia Cochlear Implant Program.
The seminar will take place on Thursday, January 6, 3:00 pm EASTERN time.
This talk will review advantages of bilateral
cochlear implantation and why it should be considered, discuss children who
would be considered a candidate for bilateral implantation and the possible
outcomes that may be achieved.
The major emphasis of the talk will focus on the development of auditory skills utilizing the new
bilateral cochlear implant. This
will include discussion of specific goals and how to incorporate the auditory development in school and at
CEUs will be offered and a certificate of
participation is available. Like all HOPE Online events, this seminar will be
real-time captioned and recorded (with availability several days after
the live event). HOPE Online courses are free.
Click here to RSVP for the seminar.
For more info about Cochlear’s HOPE Program, click here.
In December 2010 the United States Senate and the House of
Representatives each voted to approve the Early Hearing Detection and
Intervention Act of 2010 (HR. 1246, S. 3199). President Obama signed the
legislation into law on December 22nd.
The December “Probes and Tips”
newsletter from the ECHO Initiative is now available: “Hears” How to Know When a Child’s
OAE Screening is Complete
The AG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has planned the 2011 Listening and Spoken Language Symposium to be held in Washington, D.C. on July 22 and 23, 2011. The theme for the Symposium is “Leading Innovation Through Practice.”
The deadline for submitting proposals is December 16, 2010!! Make sure to get your proposal in today!
A helpful report from the National Health Law Program to help you find “the best way for your state to offer language services reimbursement” for medicaid and CHIP enrollees.