Profession

Continued success for Speech and Communication Center in UAE

The United Arab Emirates have seen rapid economic and social development over the last few years. Given the need for improving services for hearing impaired and deaf people, the Kalimati Speech and Communication Center provides speech and language therapy services to children with various communication and linguistic needs, and aims to increase awareness of the issue of hearing loss in the country, reports Gulfnews.

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Awareness of audiology growing among students

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Awareness among college students about the profession of audiology is growing, according to researchers at Texas Tech University.

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California buildings require new access to assistive technologies

California building and accessibility standards are changing and are providing new opportunities for companies to provide assistive listening service solutions to builders, architects, AV professionals and business owners.

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Audiology students and independent practice

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A team from the Northeast Ohio AuD Consortium sought to identify variables that help AuD students wheter to enter Independent Practice (IP) or choose another kind of practice setting.

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Helping Hands for infants in Samoa

In an office building in Fagaima, Samoa, infants are now receiving hearing screenings thanks to funding from Helping Babies Hear/Helping Hands.

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Modern Practice Management

Our profession is facing challenging and changing times. Our patients have changed and changed quickly. They are better educated, more discerning, more demanding. The market environment has also become more challenging. Competition has increased; new players have entered with differing value propositions. By Geoffrey Cooling

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Qatar celebrates 10th anniversary of newborn screening

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Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) National Newborn Screening Program (NNSP) has celebrated its 10th anniversary, having carried out 138,046 hearing tests on infants in Qatar over the past decade.

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Hearing healthcare in Brazil: an example to Latin America

Over the last decade, Latin America’s biggest country has shown its capacity to provide care to hearing impaired people by implementing an integrated public program. But a lot still remains to be done. Among the main challenges to address: a better hearing centers’ geographical distribution and the universal NHS implementation.

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WHO Internships Available

If you’re a hearing health care student interested in working in the world’s most challenging environments, the World Health Care Organization (WHO) may have a deal for you.

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Boy receives first U.S. auditory brain stem implant

A three-year-old Charlotte, NC boy received a special gift this spring – an auditory brain stem implant, the first of its kind performed in the United States as part of an FDA investigational trial.

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