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Thursday, December 3, 2015
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Cochlear Implant University

Cochlear Implant University (CIU) is an interactive, self-advocacy, skills-building online resource. CIU is designed to help high school and college students with cochlear implants and their parents during the transition to college. Students with cochlear implants as well as parents are invited to participate in a research study to help evaluate CIU.

Participants in the study will include high school students (grades 10 through 12) or college students (freshmen through seniors). Students must have had their cochlear implant (unilateral, bilateral or hearing aid/CI) for at least two years. The study will also involve parents of students who are in high school or college; these participants need not be the parents of students who are participating in the study.

Eligible student participants will complete two online surveys to answer questions about self-advocacy and the transition to college and may be asked to review the CIU website. Eligible parent participants will complete two online surveys to answer questions about the transition to college and supporting their students and may also review the CIU website. Participation should take between two and four hours.

For more information about CIU, read the article in Volta Voices Online. Click here (students) and click here (parents) to read more about the study and to participate. This research is being conducted by KDH Research & Communication, an Atlanta-based research firm funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.

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It Is the Season for Giving

In this season of giving, supporting AG Bell makes it possible for every parent of a deaf child to understand that deaf children can hear, talk and connect. Supporting AG Bell makes it possible for children with hearing loss to achieve their dreams. With your generous donation, we can continue our mission of serving children with hearing loss and their families. Click here to read more about what happens when you give to AG Bell from Emilio Alonso-Mendoza's weekly "Speaking from the Volta Bureau."

The Volta Review Print Compilation Volume Coming Soon - Order Today!

The second issue of The Volta Review for 2015 will soon be released! AG Bell members and subscribers will have the opportunity to purchase a print compilation volume for an additional charge. The print compilation volume will include both issues published in 2015 and will be made available to AG Bell members at $80 and to nonmembers/institutional subscribers at $95. Orders must be placed by Dec. 9, 2015 at 5 p.m. EDT. Please click here to order your copy. The volume will be mailed in January 2016.

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