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GWADA Lunar New Year Celebration Dinner – Feb. 22

February 9, 2014 in Community Events

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Greater Washington Asian Deaf Association

Announcement – GWADA Lunar New Year celebration Dinner
Date: Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
Time: 500 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
Restaurant: Hokkaido Seafood Buffet
Location: 5900 Leesburg Pike, Fall Church, VA 22041
Contact Person: John Grannan, j_grannan@msn.com

New From the Alexander Graham Bell Association!

September 13, 2013 in Hearing Loss & Deafness

101 FAQs was developed by Warren Estabrooks, M.Ed., Dip. Ed. Deaf, LSLS Cert. AVT, president and CEO of WE Listen International, Inc., and editor of 101 FAQs.

For practitioners, this book:GB_101_FAQ

  • Enhances their understanding of the possibilities for children who are deaf and hard of hearing today and provides an understanding of the philosophy and outcomes of auditory-verbal practice.
  • Provides a better understanding of how to collaborate with parents, create an optimal listening environment in the classroom or treatment room that makes the sounds of life easy to hear and provides specific strategies for speech and language development.
  • Demonstrates how to effectively engage parents, taking into consideration their learning style and the many family variables.
  • Provides evidence-based strategies and practices for intervention with families and children.

The book also highlights the evidence-based outcomes of auditory-verbal practice through a review of recent research studies in the field with children who benefitted from early identification and early cochlear implantation. For example, findings of one of the largest studies conducted to date demonstrate that the rate of language growth for the majority of children who received auditory-verbal intervention was comparable to that of peers with typical hearing and that most children were able to close the language gap with their peers. Research also shows that the majority of these students attended mainstream educational programs in high school. After completing their K-12 education, these children continued to use listening and spoken language and functioned in mainstream environments.

101 FAQs is available in print from the AG Bell bookstore. The e-book version is available in a format compatible with every major e-reader device on the market through Amazon and Lulu.

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HLAA Selected to Host IFHOH Congress in 2016

June 29, 2013 in Community News

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 28, 2013
CONTACT:
Nancy Macklin
Director of Events and Marketing
nmacklin@hearingloss.org

Hearing Loss Association of America Selected to Host IFHOH Congress in 2016

Portland, OR: “We are delighted to announce that the Hearing Loss Association of America(HLAA) has been selected by the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People(IFHOH) to host their next Congress in 2016,” said Ruth Warick, president of IFHOH. President Warick made the announcement at the Opening Session of the HLAA Convention 2013 in Portland, Oregon, last night, June 27.

Planning for Convention 2016 and the IFHOH Congress is already underway and will be held in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Hilton, June 23–26.

HLAA and IFHOH welcome people with hearing loss from around the world to share in outstanding educational workshops, a cutting-edge research symposium, a trade show with state-of-the-art hearing technology, and fun social events for all ages.

HLAA Executive Director Brenda Battat states, “This is an outstanding opportunity to present issues that are impacting people with hearing loss worldwide and to learn from different countries’ perspectives and solutions. It’s an honor to host this important Congress.”

Ruth Warick, president of the IFHOH comments, “We are grateful to our member organization, HLAA, for hosting this important event for hard of hearing persons, professionals and other interested persons to gather together to discuss vital issues and forge connections. We have made great strides in the last decade but much remains to be done to create greater awareness and to promote a hearing accessible world.” More than 278 million people worldwide have moderate-to-profound hearing loss in both ears (World Health Organization, 2005).

Founded in 1977, IFHOH is a non-profit organization that represents the interests of people with hearing loss to promote greater understanding of hearing loss issues and to improve access worldwide. It provides a platform for cooperation and information exchange among its members and interested parties. IFHOH has more than 45 member and affiliate organizations in 30 countries.

About Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), founded in 1979, opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy, and support. HLAA publishes the bimonthly Hearing Loss Magazine, holds annual Conventions, produces the national Walk4Hearing®, and advocates for the rights of people with hearing loss. HLAA has an extensive network of chapters and state organizations. The national headquarters is located at 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814. Phone: 301.657.2248 or visit www.hearingloss.org

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Distributed 2013 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. You do not need permission to share this information, but please be sure to credit NVRC.  This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.