New Spanish-language Content on AG Bell Website

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New Spanish-language Content on AG Bell Website

AG Bell recently added over 20 new Spanish-language articles on the Spanish-language section of its website. Topics include tips on helping new parents to helping children develop literacy, stories of young adults making their way in a hearing world to the science of hearing. The new articles include, "Reaching Out: How to Connect with Other Families of Children with Hearing Loss," "Identifying Learning Disabilities in Children with Hearing Loss," and "Using My Voice: From Public Speaking to Law School," and more. We invite you to look for articles that are of interest to you and your family.

The AG Bell Spanish-language website is an invaluable resource for professionals to share with the families they support whose primary language is Spanish. The site has information about language and cognitive development, hearing technology and assistive devices as well as advice on the legal rights of children with hearing loss. Click here to access the AG Bell Spanish-language site.

If you would like to return to English-language content on, click on Knowledge Center Home in the top blue navigation bar.

Nuevos Contenidos en Idioma Español en el Sitio Web de AG Bell

AGBell recientemente agregó más de 20 nuevos artículos en la sección idioma Español de su sitio web. Los temas incluyen consejos para los nuevos padres que ayudan a sus niños a desarrollar su aprendizaje de lectura y escritura, historias de jóvenes adultos que están avanzando en el mundo de los oyentes hacia la ciencia de la audición. Los nuevos artículos incluyen: "Ir al encuentro: Cómo conectarse con otras familias de niños con pérdida auditiva"; "Identificar las dificultades de aprendizaje en niños con pérdida auditiva"; "Usando mi voz: desde hablar en público hasta la escuela de leyes"; y muchos otros temas. Los invitamos a ver estos artículos que son de interés para usted y para su familia.

El sitio web de AGBell en idioma español es un recurso sumamente valioso para que los profesionales compartan con las familias a las que asisten, cuyo idioma primario es el español. El sitio brinda información sobre desarrollo del lenguaje y cognición, tecnología auditiva y dispositivos de asistencia, como también consejos sobre los derechos legales de los niños con pérdida auditiva. Haga click aquí para acceder al sitio en idioma español de AGBell.

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Congratulations New LSLS!

The AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language is pleased to announce the newest Listening and Spoken Language Specialists (LSLS®), who recently earned their LSLS credential! Please join us in congratulating these 29 professionals.

Cochlear Implant University: Parent and Student Participation Needed

High school students (grades 10 through 12) or college students (freshmen through seniors) with cochlear implants and parents of students who are in high school or college, and not necessarily the parents of students in the study, are invited to participate in a research study to help evaluate Cochlear Implant University (CIU) which is an interactive, self-advocacy, skills-building online resource. The final day to enroll in the study is February 7.

Chapter leaders: spread the word in your community! KDH Research & Communication (KDHRC), the research firm funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, which is conducting this research, will offer a $500 gift to the AG Bell chapter that enrolls the most participants 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. Chapter leaders who have questions can contact Nicole Wanty at [email protected].

AG Bell Supporters Help Children Accomplish Their Dreams

The success of AG Bell's financial aid programs reflect the generous donors who support AG Bell. Click here to read Emilio Alonso-Mendoza's Speaking from the Volta Bureau to learn about how AG Bell's financial aid awards positively impact deaf children.

Virginia Introduces Remote Conference Captioning

New to Virginia Relay users, Remote Conference Captioning (RCC) allows people who have difficulty hearing what's said during conference calls to have a clearer understanding of the conversation and participate in the call more effectively. Using Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) service to convert speech to text as it is spoken, RCC delivers word-for-word captions over the Internet while you listen over the telephone. Click here to learn more.

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Building a Strong Chapter

Sue Schmidberger, AG Bell's chapter advisor, writes about what it takes to build a strong chapter and her new role and efforts to support chapters and enhance collaboration between the national office and the local organizations. Learn more from the Oct-Dec 2015 issue of Volta Voices.

Changing the Way We Hear Everything

Recent reports suggest Apple might ship wireless, noise-canceling EarPods with the iPhone 7. From a hardware perspective, these headphones would be very similar to hearing aids. With the right feature set, these devices could change the way we hear digital audio and pave the way for transformative new audio experiences for everyone. Click here to read more.

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