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Thursday, January 7, 2016
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AG Bell in the News

The Orlando Sentinel recently profiled Linda Baumgartner, a local speech-language pathologist and a certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS®). She is starting a program at Florida Hospital called Little Hearoes, bringing together key services all under the same roof, including cochlear implant mapping, hearing aid fitting, a loaner hearing aid program, parent education and support groups, and auditory-verbal therapy. The article highlights AG Bell as saying that the auditory-verbal therapy approach is a growing specialty in the field of hearing health and education that's also facing a shortage of qualified professionals to provide LSL services despite a growing number of families who are seeking a listening and spoken language outcome. Click here to read the full article.

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AG Bell College Scholarship STEM Opportunity - Deadline Approaching

AG Bell is excited to announce a new college scholarship opportunity for 2016! We are able to offer a special opportunity for scholarship applicants who are currently college freshmen, sophomores or juniors in the United States who are majoring in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Students who are selected will be provided with university housing and a limited stipend. Applicants must submit their complete scholarship application to AG Bell no later than January 22, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Click here to learn more about process, eligibility and to download an application packet. Hurry and apply today!

Success for a College Scholarship Award Recipient

AG Bell is proud to celebrate the successes of people using listening and spoken language and to be a part of their achievements. Madeline McCabe, a student at the University of Michigan, received an AG Bell College Scholarship award in 2015 and she made the most of it! She wrote to AG Bell about her personal growth and finding a balance between her school work, volunteer activities and fun with her friends. Click here to read more about how AG Bell's College Scholarship Program has helped Madeline succeed.

Support AG Bell When You Shop at Amazon

Are you thinking about spending holiday gift cards, buying a Valentine's Day present or new ski equipment? Shop at Amazon and support children with hearing loss! When you shop through AmazonSmile (, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to AG Bell.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, select AG Bell as the charity you wish to receive donations from eligible purchases. AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation. Click here to read more about the program, and how you can support AG Bell.

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Passengers with Disabilities Could See Airline Changes in Future

Federal airline regulators are taking steps to improve service for passengers who are disabled. The U.S. Department of Transportation recently said it was looking at ways to, among other things, ensure that disabled fliers have better access to in-flight entertainment. Click here to read more.

Open Captioning Becomes Reality in Hawaii

Open captioning, which is on the movie screen for everyone to see, just became reality in Hawaii. Click here to read more.

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