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HRI Has Record Attendance for 27th Annual Family Camp

The House Research Institute (HRI) 27th Annual Family Camp for children with hearing loss and their families is filled to capacity, setting an attendance record with families and counselors for the fourth straight year.

Marilee Potthoff, director of community education and outreach at House Research Institute, commented in the press statement, “Our record attendance really shows a growing demand for this type of family program. Our camp has a unique ability to bring families of all economic and cultural backgrounds and philosophies together in a reassuring atmosphere that often results in lifelong friendships and improved communications, both inside and outside the family unit.”

Shortly after the first pediatric cochlear implants became available in the early 1980s, Dr Howard House recognized the need for families with children who had hearing loss to get together to learn and share ideas in a relaxed, safe environment. Many families come back year after year because the camp offers a comfortable forum in a supportive atmosphere that helps build self-esteem, friendships, and respect for each other’s differences and decisions.

In addition to presentations for caregivers, the children experience a wide variety of group-oriented sports, educational, and creative expression activities throughout the weekend.

For more information and a full description of the events, visit HRI’s Web site at www.houseresearchinstitute.org.

Registration Open for Phonak’s Advances in Audiology Meeting

Phonak’s clinical conference, “Advances in Audiology: Tomorrow’s Solutions for Today’s Challenges,” is now open for early registration.

The 3-day conference will be held on December 2 to 5, 2012, at the M Resort in Las Vegas and will include two back-to-back sessions: “Innovation in Hearing Care for Adults” and “Latest Developments in FM and Soundfield.”

The conference sessions will include information about the latest developments in auditory and cognitive functioning, factors in hearing instrument adoption and use, amplification for older adults, connectivity, and more.

Conference speakers will include Nina Kraus, Pam Souza, Jace Wolfe, Larry Humes, Joseph Montano, Sergei Kochkin, Theresa Chisolm, Susan Scollie, Kathy Pichora-Fuller, Harvey Dillon, Chris Lind, Imran Mulla, Debi Vickers, Sophia Kramer, and other international experts.

For information, details on poster submission, and to register, visit http://ow.ly/bnQMk


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