Audiology Online and Nova Southeastern University will present The Advanced Bionics Conference on Cochlear Implants on November 9 and 10, 2001 in North Miami Beach, FL. It has been approved for 1.1 CEUs with ASHA and AAA. For more information, visit www.audiologyonline.com.
The Thirtieth Annual Tri-State Hearing Convention will be held February 28-March 3, 2002, at the Jantzen Beach DoubleTree Hotel in Portland, OR. Twelve hours of continuing education will be offered, and approximately 40 exhibitors will showcase their products and services in the exhibit hall. The NBC-HIS certification exam will be given on Thursday. Contact Patsy Lenhard, executive director, at (509) 452-1118.
Oklahoma Hearing Aid Association
The Oklahoma Hearing Aid Association is hosting its second annual Winter Audiology & Hearing Aid Conference, a two-day event convening on Friday, January 11, 2002. It will be held at the Oklahoma City Marriott Hotel. Highlights include a four-hour workshop, entitled Hair Cells and Hearing Aids, presented by Mead Killion, PhD, and a two-hour workshop by Jack Van Doren Hough, MD, president of the Hough Ear Institute, entitled The Role of Physicians, Audiologists, and Hearing Aid Specialists in Fitting Middle Ear Implants. In addition, Frank Keating, Governor of Oklahoma, has been invited to be the keynote speaker for Saturdays luncheon event. For more information, contact: Winter Audiology and Hearing Aid Conference, 2323 S. Sheridan Road, Tulsa, OK 74129-1043; (918) 836-0777; [email protected].
The American Institute of Balance Education Foundation and Nova Southeastern Univ. will present Vestibular Disorders: Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation, a workshop to be held at the universitys campus in North Miami Beach, FL, on November 29-30, 2001. The two-day program will present a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach to the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with vestibular and equilibrium disorders. The faculty of neurology, otology, physical therapy, and vestibular specialists will present the latest information and treatment methods for this patient population. Faculty will include Richard E. Gans, PhD, founder and executive director of the American Institute of Balance, and Stuart E. Sinoff, MD, a neurologist and medical director of the Morton Plant Mease Center for Dizziness and Balance Disorders. AAA, ASHA and FPTA CEUs are offered. Contact Louise Strouse at (800) 245-6442.
Wynd Communications Corporation and Oticon Inc. have announced a joint marketing agreement. The promotion provides special purchase incentives for consumers who buy the new Oticon DigiFocus II super power digital hearing instrument and commit to one year of WyndTell wireless service.
HITEC Group, Burr Ridge, IL, offers its comprehensive catalog of assistive products. Amplified telephones (both regular and cordless), TV listening systems, and cell phone accessories are among the items available. The companys catalog can be viewed online at www.hitec.com.
Direct Mail Marketing
Earmail Marketing, Roseville, CA, offers its Earmail quarterly direct mail marketing pieces, designed to generate office traffic. The company writes and designs hearing health care newsletters, and every quarter, a ready-to-print copy of the newsletter is sent to customers on a CD-ROM. Once on CD-ROM, it can be completely customized, and items such as logos and practice information can be added and articles changed. More information is available at (888) 875-8892.
Pediatric Hearing Loss
Hear Again Inc., Austin, TX, has released a new book entitled Hearing and Learning: A Guide for Helping Children, by Donna S. Wayner, PhD. The 113-page book is designed for parents, teachers, and all who have an interest in the welfare of children with hearing loss. It includes information about hearing and hearing impairment, with a wide variety of tips for helping a child with hearing loss. A curriculum plan for teachers who want to help their students understand hearing and hearing loss is included, as is a program that teaches how hearing can be protected. A glossary of terms and suggested readings and resources are included for further reference. For more information, contact Hear Again Inc, 1200 Madison Avenue, Austin, TX 78757; Web site: www.hearagainpublishing.com
The Alexander Graham Bell Assn. for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell), Washington, D.C., offers Herbie Hears the Horn: The Journey of a Young Deaf Child from Silence to Sound, a childrens book written by Susan Chorost with Susan Stock, and illustrated by Steven Parton. The book tells the story of Herbie, whose parents have learned that their infant has a hearing loss. After being fit with hearing aids, he learns to experience the world of sound and to speak. The book includes a resource guide for parents and teachers. Contact AG Bell Publication Sales, 2000 M Street, NW, Suite 310, Washington, DC, 20036; [email protected].
Newborn Hearing Screening
The American Academy of Audiology, McLean, VA, introduces Newborn Hearing Screening, its newest addition to its collection of educational publications. The brochure offers detailed information on why a babys hearing should be screened, how the screening test will be done, and what to do if the baby doesnt pass the test. The brochure updates and replaces the information found in the Academys brochure Hearing Loss in Infants and Neonates. To order the brochure, visit www.audiology.org.
Check List for Seniors
The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), Alexandria, VA, offers its brochure Doctor, Do I need a Hearing Test? The brochure lists 14 questions to be answered by seniors who think they may have a hearing loss, and one question to be answered by a family member of friend. For more information, visit www.entnet.org.
Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, NY, introduces Thieme Otolaryngology eNews, an email otolaryngology newsletter. It contains news, announcements, highlights, and special offers on books, CD-ROMS, and journals. The premier issue contained articles on such topics as minimally invasive sinus surgery; a survey of controversies in otolaryngology; and in introduction to the essentials of otolayrngology. More information is available at www.thieme.com.
HR Registry Updating
The Hearing Review, Los Angeles, is currently updating its data for publication of the 2002 Hearing Review Worldwide Registry. The Registry, which is designed to be the most comprehensive source book for the hearing health care field, features names and business numbers of hearing care professionals in its Industry Personnel section; hearing industry manufacturers and suppliers in both its Business and International sections; as well as products and trade names for those marketing items in the industry. To be included, go to the magazines Web site at www.hearingreview.com.
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