American Hearing Aid Associates (AHAA), West Chester, Pa, has completed a redesign of its BizLink Web site, AHAABizLink.com. This site is reserved for the organizations 2,000 network associates, and is designed to help them run their businesses more efficiently. In addition to a new look, the redesigned site features: 24-hour access to numerous business tools and materials, including marketing and advertising ideas, business articles, forms, and customizable manuals; pricing information and product purchase from top vendors; and a revamped My BizLink section that allows associates to view purchase history reports for any specified time period.
Technology for Education Inc
Technology for Education Inc, Inver Grove Heights, Minn, has just published the 2003 edition of its Assistive Technology for Special Needs and General Learning Catalog. This 40-page buyers guide features a variety of books, games, CD-Roms, and additional learning tools geared towards children with hearing loss and other disabilities. Topics in the new edition include speech/hearing, visual aids, reading and writing, software and hardware, and others. For more information, (651) 457-1917; www.tfeinc.com.
Hear Again Inc
Hear Again Inc, Latham, NY, has recently released a Spanish version of Better Communication and Hearing Aids: A Guide to Hearing Aid Use. The new version, Volviendo a oir. Una Guia Sobre los Audifonos y la Perdida Auditiva, is authored by Odilie Portocarrero-Bagwell, AuD, Donna S. Wayner, PhD, and Judy E. Abrahamson, MA. This 25-page workbook for Spanish-speaking consumers is designed to help hearing aid users learn how to hear again through practical how-to instructions and guidance for adjusting to and getting the most from their hearing aids. The book includes a review of instrument insertion and removal, care, cleaning, and troubleshooting, in addition to practical listening tips with hearing aids. It can be used individually or in group aural rehabilitation sessions. To order a copy, call (518) 786-3573, or visit www.hearagainpublishing.com.
Utah State Universitys Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education (ComD-DE), Logan, Utah, has announced a new doctorate of audiology (AuD) program. The AuD program was approved earlier this year by the Utah State Board of Regents and currently has 10 doctoral students enrolled. The enrollment goal is to admit six new and eligible students each year until a capacity of 24 students is reached. The program will be a four-year post baccalaureate degree, with three years on campus and a fourth year off campus for in-depth clinical experience. In addition to traditional clinical training, the new AuD will focus on educational audiology, pediatric audiology, telehealth, and deaf culture. Utah States ComD-DE will continue to provide an academic program in an environment conducive to clinical skill development. ComD-DE maintains a full-service hearing and balance clinic for campus faculty, staff, and students as well as residents of surrounding communities. All applications for next fall are due on February 15th, 2003. For further information, please contact Dr Laws (435)797-7605, or email him at [email protected].
Tri-State Hearing Convention
The 31st Annual Tri-State Hearing Convention will be held on February 27th-March 3rd, 2003 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. This conference will feature 12 hours of continuing education in a relaxed environment, and will have 40 exhibitors sharing information about their products. For more information, contact Patsy Lenhard, (509) 452-6564.
Utah Speech, Language, and Hearing Association
The Utah Speech, Language, and Hearing Association presents its Spring Conference on March 27-28, 2003 in Salt Lake City. For more information, contact Leanne, (801) 712-9123 or [email protected].
National Campaign for Hearing Health
The National Campaign for Hearing Health, Washington, DC, has teamed forces with Pontiac-GM, a division of General Motors Corp, to launch a hearing health awareness program at 16 auto shows around the country. Auto show attendees that stop by the NCHH booth at each auto show receive free earplugs, a hearing checklist and decibel chart, and a baby hearing checklist. Auto shows in 2003 that feature the program include: Washington (Dec. 26-Jan. 1); Indianapolis (Dec. 27-Jan.1); San Diego (Jan. 1-5); Detroit (Jan. 10-20); Houston (Jan. 24-Feb.2); St Louis (Jan. 29-Feb. 2); Cleveland (Feb. 13-23); Kansas City (Mar. 5-9); Atlanta (Mar. 11-16); Columbus, Ohio (Mar. 14-23); Minneapolis (Mar. 15-23); Dallas (Mar. 25-30); and New York (April 18-27). For more information, (800) 535-3323; www.hearinghealth.net.
Acoustic Associates Ltd, Palatine, Ill, presents A Training Course in Audiometry and Hearing Conservation, Feb. 26-28 and April 23-25, 2003 in Chicago. The organization will also present A Refresher Seminar in Audiometry and Hearing Conservation on Feb. 25 and April 22, 2003 in Chicago. Both events are CAOHC accredited. For more information, contact Tracy at (847) 359-1068, www.AcousticAssociates.com.