New Offices

 Lotus Technology
Lotus Technology Inc, Mooreseville, NC, has relocated its operations into a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Mooresville. The 10,000-square-foot facility will enable the company to deliver high-quality hearing instruments through its expanded manufacturing capabilities, and provide an enhanced level of customer support and sales, according to the company. The move is the third time Lotus Technology has relocated due to growth.


Publications

 Thieme Medical Publishers
Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers, New York, presents its 2003 Otolaryngology catalog, featuring books, journals, and CD-Roms. Among the new titles being offered are A Pocket Guide to the Ear, by Albert L. Menner, MD, Color Atlas of ENT Diagnosis, by Tony R. Bull, FRCS, Middle Ear and Mastoid Surgery, by Rex S. Haberman, MD, Surgical Solutions for Conductive Hearing Loss, by Mirko Tos, MD, PhD, and Manual of Middle Ear Surgery, also by Tos. For more information on these and other titles, call (800) 782-3488, or visit www.thieme.com.

 Arkansas State University Hearing
Healthcare Associate Degree

Arkansas State University, Mountain Home, Ark, is offering a full-color brochure about its Hearing Healthcare Associate of Applied Science Degree. The brochure features testimonials from students and instructors, and gives a brief overview of the program. For more information, call (870) 508-6100, or visit www.asumh.edu.

 Alexander Graham Bell Association
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The newest edition of The Volta Review (Volume 103, Number 3) is now available from the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Among the new research presented in this volume: An Auditory Performance Evaluation of Pediatric Hearing Aid Fittings, by Sarah F. Poissant, PhD, and Antonia Brancia Maxon, Phd; and Perception of Hearing Difficulties by Adolescents Who are Deaf of Hard of Hearing and Their Parents, Teachers, and Peers with Normal Hearing, by Yun Zheng, MSc, MD, Rachel Caissie, PhD, and Michel Comeau, MSc. For more information or to order a copy of this edition, contact the Association at (202) 337-5220.


Conferences

American Deaf Exposition
The American Deaf Exposition presents the First Annual Maryland Deaf Exposition, to be held on November 23 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore. For more information, visit www.americanexposition.com.  

Tri-State Hearing Convention
The 2004 Tri-State Hearing Convention will be held March 4-7 at the Sea-Tac Doubletree, Seattle. The conference will offer 12 hours of continuing education credits through a variety of seminars. For further information, contact Patsy Lenhard, executive director, (509) 452-6564, [email protected].

Kresge Hearing Research Laboratory Courses
The Kresge Hearing Research Laboratory, New Orleans, presents A Practical Short Course in Auditory Evoked Potentials and Otoacoustic Emissions, on January 21-24, 2004 at the Kresge Hearing Research Laboratory, New Orleans. In addition, the Laboratory presents Identification and Management of Hearing-Impaired Infants and Children:ABR, Emissions, and Computer-Assisted Behavioral Testing, on July 14-17, 2004 at the Kresge Hearing Research Laboratory. For more information, visit www.medschool.lsumc.edu/otor/ceu.html.

Oklahoma Hearing Aid Association Conference
The Oklahoma Hearing Aid Association is hosting the 4th Annual Winter Audiology and Hearing Aid Conference, on Friday, January 9th, and ending on Saturday, January 10th, in Tulsa, Okla. The conference will be held at the new Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center. Conference presenters currently slated for the conference include: Robert Sweetow, PhD, who will present a 3-hour workshop entitled, “Approaches to Tinnitus Management”; David Fabry, PhD, (sponsored by Phonak) who will present a 3-hour workshop entitled, “Here Come the Baby Boomers! Now What?”; and Brian Anderson, who will present a 2-hour workshop entitled, “Reaching Your Financial Goals.” For more information, or to register for the conference, call (918) 836-0777; or email [email protected].

SHHH Receives Grant from Oticon
The Oticon Foundation has awarded Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH) a $15,000 grant in support of the National Information and Training Center for Hearing Assistive Technology. The Center, to be housed at the SHHH offices in Bethesda, Md, will serve as a key resource on all aspects of technology for consumers with hearing loss, their families, professionals, educators in the field, industry and government personnel, as well as media representatives. For more information about the Center and SHHH, contact Elissa Brooks via email at [email protected], or by phone at (301) 657-2248. For further information about Oticon Foundation grants, please contact Donald Schum, PhD, via email at [email protected].