Conferences

Cochlear Implants
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.

Tri-State 2002
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 Saturday’s 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].

Vestibular Workshop
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 university’s 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.


Marketing

imageJoint Promotion
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.

Catalog
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 company’s catalog can be viewed online at www.hitec.com.

imageDirect 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.


Publications

imagePediatric 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

imageChildren’s Book
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 children’s 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].

imageNewborn 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 baby’s hearing should be screened, how the screening test will be done, and what to do if the baby doesn’t pass the test. The brochure updates and replaces the information found in the Academy’s brochure “Hearing Loss in Infants and Neonates.” To order the brochure, visit www.audiology.org.

imageCheck 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.

imageElectronic Newsletter
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.

imageHR 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 magazine’s Web site at www.hearingreview.com.


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