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Thursday, November 5, 2015
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Cochlear Implant University

Cochlear Implant University (CIU) is an interactive, self-advocacy skills-building online resource to help high school and college students with cochlear implants and their parents during the transition to college. High school and college students with cochlear implants and as well as parents of students in high school and college with cochlear implants are invited to participate in a research study. This research will help to 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 implants (unilateral, unilateral and hearing aid, or bilateral) 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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Leadership in Action

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

We are working on the second issue for 2015 of AG Bell's The Volta Review, our peer-reviewed journal published twice year, which successfully transitioned to the ingentaconnect online platform. We are also offering subscribers 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 at $95. Please click here to order your copy. The volume will be mailed at end of December 2015 or early January 2016.

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2016 AG Bell Convention Call for Presentations Now Open

Let's Hear in Denver for the 2016 AG Bell Convention, June 30 - July 3! With a theme of Hear in Denver: Accelerating Progress, Advancing Opportunity! the call for pre-convention workshops, concurrent sessions and poster presentations is now open! Content for submissions must present evidence-based research, practice or information pertaining to the Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS®) domains of knowledge. The deadline is Nov. 20. Click here to learn more.

Antonia Brancia Maxon Award for EHDI Excellence

Nominations are invited for the Antonia Brancia Maxon Award for EHDI Excellence to be presented at the 2016 National EHDI Meeting in San Diego. This award honors the life and work of Dr. Antonia Brancia Maxon to promote effective Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs for all newborns, infants and young children. This award honors an individual or group of people who have made noteworthy contributions in achieving excellence in EHDI programs nationally or in a particular state or region of the country. Nominations should be made by Dec. 14. Click here to learn more.

Is it Time for You to Apply for the LSLS Certification?

In order to become a certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS®), professionals must demonstrate their eligibility and then pass a written examination. Click here to learn more about this important next step on your career path.

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