Oticon Inc., Somerset, NJ, announces the availability of a 20-page booklet, Pediatric Catalog, intended to serve as a support package for pediatric audiologists. Topics covered include how children benefit from advanced technology and how to get the most out of remaining hearing, FM systems in the classroom and in the home, Oticons fitting software (OtiSet), the OtiKids support program, the companys Human Link model, options, accessories and Oticons hearing instruments for children.
Hear This CD
Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers (HEAR), San Francisco, announces the release of a CD, HEAR THIS, featuring Shonen Knife, The Avengers, Scared of Chaka, The Contractions, The Bellrays, White Trash Debutantes and actor Peter Coyote along with 21 other bands. The release is on Sub City and Hopeless Records. Sales from HEAR THIS will help HEAR increase public awareness on the importance of hearing health and tinnitus prevention. Email Ginger Coyote for more information: [email protected].
HearingPlanet.com Inc., Nashville, TN, reportedly the Internets largest hearing healthcare provider, announces the launching of www.HearingAid Help.com designed to serve as an online resource on hearing aids, hearing loss and treatment, hearing aid technology and more. The site is designed to answer questions about hearing care and hearing instruments.
Siemens Hearing Instruments, Piscataway, NJ, announces the launching of a new commercial website, www.siemens-hearing.com/ebusiness. Participants receive an instructional CD, associated software and password to start with hearing instrument sales and service. The new program enables Siemens customers to track orders and repairs, order brochures, batteries and BTEs, check on payments and invoices, determine warranty status and contact customer service. Siemens is offering a free [email protected] tour CD through a sales representative who can also initiate start-up in the program. For more information, visit the website or contact the company: 800-766-4500.
American Hearing Aid Associates (AHAA), West Chester, PA, introduces The Human Resource at AHAA, a professional recruiting service for associates in its nationwide network. It operates similar to other recruitment services except that it specializes in searches for audiologists, dispensers and business partners for audiology practices. The Human Resource at AHAA uses recruiting techniques including the Internet, on-line position postings, negotiating compensation, benefits and up to 10 hours of training for a new audiologist. Contact the AHAA recruiting manager at 800-984-3272 or online at www.ahaabizlink.com for more information.
The Human Genome Project and Hearing Loss
The Alexander Graham Bell Assn for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell), Washington D.C., announces its upcoming summer conference, The Human Genome Project and Hearing Loss, to be held from July 27-29 in Bethesda, MD. The conference will begin on July 27 with Dr. Francis Collins, director of the Human Genome Institute, an international research effort focused on the mapping and sequencing human DNA. His lecture, The Human Genome Project: Healthcare Implications, will address the progress and achievements of the project over the last decade on health care issues including hearing loss. Several speakers will cover topics on genetics and hearing loss. Some of the speakers include James Battey of the National Institute on Deafness, Heidi Rehm of Harvard Medical School and Andrew Griffith of the NIDCD Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and Neuro-otology branch. Nonsyndromic and syndromic hearing loss, audiological testing and the identification of hearing loss genes, genetic testing and hair cell regeneration are some of the topics that will be presented. For more informatoin, visit AG Bells website: www.agbell.org or send an email to [email protected].
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