Universal screening of newborns for hearing loss before they leave the hospital is not enough to improve language skills of children who are deaf and hard of hearing, according to a new study.
The 8th Annual Conference of the Coalition for Global Hearing Health will be held October 12-14 at the University of Miami Coral Gables campus. Some people have asked if the aftermath of Hurricane Irma is causing any problems with the Conference. The answer is that University of Miami has now resumed normal operations, there was no significant damage to the conference venue, and all conference activities will be held as planned. We are looking forward to welcoming you to Miami and participating with you in another great meeting!
People from all over the world will be presenting and doing posters about how to improve hearing health services in low resource countries. Register by September 26th and save money with the early registration rate. More information, including the complete agenda, is available at https://cghh.usu.edu/. Discounted rates are still available for conference participants at Miami Marriott Dadeland Hotel, but you should hurry and make your reservation before all the rooms are gone.
Prior to the conference, a number of pre-sessions will be offered by internationally acclaimed experts. You can reserve a space for one of the presessions and save money on the conference registration rate if you register by September 26th. More information, including the complete agenda, is available at https://cghh.usu.edu/
This webinar is the next in the AAP Webinar Series on Zika Virus Syndrome titled, “Beyond the Basics: The Impact of Zika Virus on Vision and Hearing”.
Borah Elementary’s lion pride has a new reason to be proud.
The school is the fifth location in the state, and the first in North Idaho, to offer a Total Communication preschool classroom that will serve deaf and hard-of-hearing children as they prepare for their educational futures. The preschool opens at the start of the 2017-18 school year.
A foundational skill for preschool literacy is development of phonemic awareness, letter recognition and name recognition. This puzzle game allows your child to order the letters of their name to create a picture of themselves while exploring the sounds of the letters in their name.
Some US newborns still do not receive recommended screening for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) or hearing loss, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).