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WASHINGTON, May 17, 2018 – The 2017-2018 Alexander Graham Bell Awardees will be recognized at a special awards gala during the AG Bell Convention, June 28-30 in Scottsdale, Arizona. This year, four awards will be given: the AG Bell Honors of the Association Award, the AG Bell Chairman’s Award, the AG Bell Award for International Service and the Volta Award. This year’s honorees include: Dr. Donald Goldberg, The Listen Foundation, Dr. Dana Suskind and Ms. Paige Stringer. AG Bell congratulates each awardee for their service and distinction.
Dr. Donald Goldberg, Ph.D, CCC-SLP/A, FAAA, LSLS® Cert. AVT, is the 2018 recipient of the AG Bell Honors of the Association Award. The AG Bell Honors of the Association is given to an outstanding person who is involved with people with hearing loss. This individual demonstrates extreme dedication to and sustained efforts toward the goals and purposes of the association.
Dr. Dana Suskind, is the 2018 recipient of the AG Bell Chairman’s Award. The AG Bell Chairman’s Award honors individuals whose work serves as an inspiration and model to the field and recognizes their service, leadership and contributions that benefit people who are deaf or hard of hearing who are pursuing a listening and spoken language outcome. The individual or group’s efforts have also directly enhanced the goals, purposes and image of AG Bell.
Ms. Paige Stringer is the 2018 recipient of the AG Bell Award for International Service. The AG Bell Award for International Service is given to an individual who has demonstrated accomplishments in helping people with hearing loss on an international level. This individual shows outstanding and sustained international contributions to the field by advancing the following: listening and spoken language for people with hearing loss, the Listening and Spoken Language Specialists (LSLS) certification, delivery of services, and/or advocacy for rights of people with hearing loss.
The Listen Foundation is the 2018 recipient of the Volta Award. The Volta Award recognizes a publication, production, individual or agency whose work has significantly increased public awareness of issues and potential regarding people with hearing loss.
Each recipient will be profiled in upcoming issues of Volta Voices, the quarterly magazine produced by AG Bell.
About the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) helps families, health care providers and education professionals understand childhood hearing loss and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention. Through advocacy, education and financial aid, AG Bell helps to ensure that every child and adult with hearing loss has the opportunity to listen, talk and live a life without limits. With chapters located in the United States, AG Bell International in Europe and a network of international affiliates, AG Bell supports its mission: Working Globally to Ensure That People Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing can Hear and Talk. Visit www.agbell.org.
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