Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Washington, DC, presents its 2002 publications catalog. This newly-published 22-page booklet features books on parenting issues, childrens issues, audiological and hearing technology, educational management, language and speech development, and a variety of other topics of interest to hearing care professionals. To order a copy, call (202) 337-5220; www.agbell.org.
Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation
The Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation, Somerville, Mass, will be hosting two conferences in May 2003 in Portland, Me. The Second International Adult Aural Rehabilitation Conference will take place on May 5-7, 2003, and the Seventh International Sensory Aids Conference (ISAC-03) will take place on May 8, 2003. The aural rehabilitation conference will feature presenter Nancy Tye-Murry, among others. The sensory aids conference will feature presentations on tactile displays of speech, sensory aids for deaf, and other topics. For more information, (617) 628-4537; www.hearf.org.
Tele-Acoustics, Titusville, Fla, will co-sponsor Vestibular Grand Rounds: Diagnosis and Treatment, a 1-day course to be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Orlando, Fla, on October 25, 2002. Attendees will receive 6.5 CEUs for participating, and will study in a grand rounds format. For more information, (800) 226-3277.
American Auditory Society
The American Auditory Society (AAS), Dammeron Valley, Utah, will hold its annual meeting on March 13-15, 2003, at the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz. Additional information about the meeting can be found on the AAS Web site, www.amauditorysoc.org. Also, an online version of Ear and Hearing is now available at www.ear-hearing.com. All viewers will have free access to full-text content on the site until October 2002. After that date, only paid AAS members, associates, student members, and subscribers who purchase the journal directly from Lippincott Williams and Wilkins will have access to full-text. All other non subscribers will be able to view abstracts free of charge, but will be charged $20 per article to access full-text articles.
Canadian Academy of Audiology
The Canadian Academy of Audiology, Toronto, will host its 5th Annual Conference on October 24-26 at the Sheraton Parkway Hotel in Toronto. The conference will feature 20 speakers covering issues such as digital noise reduction in different environmental sounds, hearing loss, Alzheimers and other related disorders and disease states, Otoacoustic emissions and the musician, infant screening, and deaf culture For more information, (416) 494-1440.
Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, offers the second edition of Hearing Aids: Standards, Options, and Limitations, as well as the second edition of Strategies for Selecting and Verifying Hearing Aid Fittings, both by Michael Valente, PhD. Designed for graduate students and dispensing audiologists, both books feature tables and diagrams to illustrate information on hearing aids. Strategies features new chapters on middle ear implants, hearing aid counseling, and infection control. Other chapters have been revised to reflect the latest developments in the field, including directional microphones and digital signal processing and new prescriptive procedures and implants for severe hearing loss. To order, call (800) 782-3488 or order online at www.thieme.com.
Scantek Inc, Columbia, Md, introduces a new 12-page color brochure describing the 2002 Rion line of sound and vibration analyzers, A Guide to the Sound and Vibration Measuring Instruments. The 27 meters featured in the brochure include palm-size FFT analyzers, accelerometer exciters, and calibrators. Headings include sound level meters, vibration meters, sound and vibration multi-channel system, frequency analyzers, and level recorders. For more information, (410) 290-7726; www.scantekinc.com.
Technology for Education Inc
Technology for Education Inc, Inner Grove Heights, Minn, introduces the 2002 Assistive Technology for Special Needs and General Learning catalog. The 40-page catalog features books, games, CD-Roms, and a variety of other learning tools. Topics include speech/hearing, visual aids, reading and writing, software and hardware, and others. For more information, (651) 457-1917; www.tfeinc.com.
Crestwood Communication Aids
Crestwood Communication Aids Inc, Milwaukee, introduces its 2002-2003 product guide, Communication Aids for Children and Adults. The 32-page guide features more than 300 products, including 46 all-new communication aids. Among the products featured are interactive talk-back and voice/sound activated aids, talking pictures, magnetic boards, handheld talking devices, language skill games, and adapted toys for children with special needs. For more information, (414) 352-5678.
Wynd Communications Corp, San Luis Obispo, Calif, announces Wyndtell M, the latest version of its wireless service. This new service runs on RIM 850 wireless handheld devices, and expands the coverage areas available to Wynd customers. In addition to Wyndtell features such as Internet e-mail, fax, and Tripod open film listings, the new service offers a calendar, address book, memo pad, calculator, and expansion options allowing the addition of instant messaging and software tools. (800) 549-2800; www.goamerica.net.
Siemens Hearing Instruments
Siemens Hearing Instruments, Piscataway, NJ, has announced the upcoming opening of a new state-of-the-art, 28,000-sq.-ft manufacturing facility in La Mirada, Calif. Scheduled to open in late 2002, the facility is designed for increased manufacturing capacity to serve the companys growth needs and to house the companys LasR Lab, to create more accurate and comfortably fitting hearing instruments. In addition, Siemens will provide an audiology team, customer service, sales, and manufacturing departments at the La Mirada facility. For more information, (800) 766-4500; www.usa.siemens.com.
Quest Technologies Inc, Oconomowoc, Wis, has unveiled a redesigned corporate Web site, www.quest-technologies.com. The new site includes a listing of the companys safety and industrial hygiene instrumentation products, software features, and comparison guides. Visitors to the site can also download and print product brochures, as well as view new product releases and promotions. There is also easy access to Quests online product registration, technical support, service, and rental information, in addition to contact information for customer service and technical support. (800) 245-0779.
Ear Technology Corp
Ear Technology Corp, Johnson City, Tenn, introduces the newest version of its Dry & Store hearing aid conditioning systemDry & Store Global. This system is a consumer appliance that is designed to eliminate moisture from hearing aids and sanitize and deodorize the aids. Designed for portability and versatility, the Global is suitable for travel and small living spaces, and fits any budget. It accommodates all types of hearing aids and cochlear implant hardware, including body-worn processors. For more information, (800) 327-8547.
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