Teaching Audiology Conference
University of Pittsburgh
The University of Pittsburgh will host a teaching audiology conference on June 17-18, 2005. The featured topic will be The Art and Science of Teaching Amplification. Gus Mueller, PhD, will be the program moderator. Break-out sessions will include discussions on clinical and classroom teaching, assessment, undergraduate education concerns, and evidence-based teaching practices. Information about registration and submissions for posters will be published in September 2004. For more information, contact Kris English, program chair, at [email protected].
American Hearing Aid Associates (AHAA) offers a new tool called Lifes SoundSuite, which allows patients to try out hearing instruments in environments that give them the most difficulty. The testing equipment simulates a variety of typical real-world sound environments for patients. AHAA also offers training, fitting protocol, and marketing support to help its associates integrate the new system into their practices. (800) 984-3272; www.ahaanet.com.
Clarke School for the Deaf
The Mainstream Center at the Clarke School for the Deaf offers a new childrens book, My Hearing Loss and Me: We Get Along Most of the Time, about a childs experience with a cochlear implant. Written by John F. Anderson Jr., who uses a cochlear implant to communicate, the 42-page soft-cover book focuses on relationships, helping deaf and hard-of-hearing students and their families identify challenges they face when communicating with each other. The book is published by Trafford Publishing, British Columbia. (413) 584-3450; www.clarkeschool.org.
Oticon Inc, Somerset, NJ, announces the publication of the Second Edition to The Consumer Handbook on Hearing Loss & Hearing Aids: A Bridge to Healing. The five-chapter 97-page abridgement is supplied with advanced hearing aids from Oticon, and features important information related to hearing aid adjustment, satisfaction, and consumer expectations. The book is published in collaboration with Auricle Ink Publishers, Sedona, Ariz. (928) 284-0860; www.oticonus.com.
International Web Site
Unitron Hearing, Kitchener, Ontario, has launched a Japanese Web site, www.unitronhearing.jp, to serve as an online support resource to the Japanese hearing market. The Web site includes animated Flash presentations of how hearing works, and features digital product information and a complete overview of Unitron Hearings Japanese Unifit fitting software.
Dizziness Evaluation Course
GN Otometrics, Bloomington, Minn, is providing educational support for a course entitled, Best Practices for the Evaluation and Management of Dizziness: A Workshop with Leading Clinicians. The course, presented by the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, will be held on June 25-26, 2004, at the Wyndham Hotel in Chicago. Designed for health care professionals who evaluate dizziness in patients, the course will focus on practical aspects of the physical examination. The course includes speaker presentations, discussion sessions, panel presentations of cases, and small group demonstrations of important aspects of the physical examination. The company will also feature a VNG/ENG Course in Las Vegas, May 20-22. (800) 289-2150; www.bsure4balance.com.
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