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July-September 2016 - Anniversary Edition: 125 Years of Progress and Innovation

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watson1 Educating with Listening and Spoken Language: The Legacy of Alec and Mabel Bell
By Lea Donovan Watson, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT and James Grosvenor Watson, M.Sc., LSLS Cert. AVT
Mabel Hubbard and Alexander "Alec" Graham Bell were pioneers in promoting spoken language for people who are deaf and hard of hearing. Read more >

watson2From Mabel Hubbard to Modern Times: The Evolution of Auditory-Verbal Practice
By Lea Donovan Watson, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT and James Grosvenor Watson, M.Sc., LSLS Cert. AVT
What was Mabel Bell's auditory-verbal therapy like? The Hubbard family was a harbinger of a future where people who were deaf could communicate well with spoken language. Read more >

teri ouelette Listening and Spoken Language Certification: Past Present and Future
By Teri Ouellette, M.S.Ed, LSLS Cert AVEd, Donald M. Goldberg, Ph.D., CCC-SLP/A, FAAA, LSLS Cert. AVT, Carol Flexer, Ph.D., CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT, Cheryl L. Dickson, M.Ed., LSLS Cert. AVT
The AG Bell Academy seeks to establish the certification as the “gold standard” for professionals in the field. Read more >

beinn bhreagh Beinn Bhreagh: A Simple, Free and Unconventional Life
By Emilio Alonso-Mendoza, J.D., CFRE
Both Alec and Mabel sought a “simple, free and unconventional life,” far from the cares of the nation’s capital. In Baddeck on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Dr. Bell built a home that is revered for its breathtaking views. Read more >

Ted Meyer, Ph.D., AG Bell Board President Deafness: Then and Now
By Ted Meyer, M.D., Ph.D. 
Hearing technology and communication options are vastly different in 2016 compared to 1891, but many of the same basic questions remain.
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United States Representatives Lois Capps and Brett Guthrie U.S. Representatives Lois Capps and Brett Guthrie Receive AG Bell Award of Distinction 
Reps. Capps and Guthrie will be honored for their work in promoting Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI).
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brick reilly  AG Bell Convention Celebrates Celebrities with Hearing Loss
By John Gallo 
The stars at the AG Bell Convention share are examples that nothing, especially for those with hearing loss, can prevent them from shining on life’s stage. Read more >

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Voices from AG Bell: Celebrating Our Past, Transforming Our Future
by Emilio Alonso-Mendoza, J.D., CFRE
Emilio writes about marking the year 2016 with the celebration of AG Bell's125th Anniversary at the 2016 Legacy of Innovation Gala.
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Hear Our Voices: Help Future Generations Fulfill Their Dream
By Lisa Chutjian, CFRE
One of the programs at AG Bell that gives staff and volunteers the greatest sense of pride is the AG Bell College Scholarship program. Each year, we have the honor of awarding $100,000 in scholarships to highly accomplished students to help them pursue their college education. 
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Letter to the Editor: Developing the Auditory Brain
By Jane R. Madell, M.S. Ed., LSLS Cert AVEd., Carol Flexer, Ph.D., CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT
A Letter to the Editor concerning the importance of hearing technology in developing access to a spoken language environment.
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A Journey Through History: Editor's Note
By Susan Boswell, M.A., C.A.E.
Editor's Note - on celebrating 125 years of AG Bell.
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