Audiology in Brief The Graduate Research Seminar (GRS) in Auditory Neuroscience, which will be held June 28–29, 2008 (immediately prior to the Auditory System Gordon Research Conference on June 29-July 4, 2008, at the same location), at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire, will bring together graduate students and postdoctoral fellows ... News in Brief
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Audiology in Brief
The ASHA Leader, March 2008, Vol. 13, 5. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB.13032008.5
The ASHA Leader, March 2008, Vol. 13, 5. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB.13032008.5
Call for Abstracts on Auditory Neuroscience
The Graduate Research Seminar (GRS) in Auditory Neuroscience, which will be held June 28–29, 2008 (immediately prior to the Auditory System Gordon Research Conference on June 29-July 4, 2008, at the same location), at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire, will bring together graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to present and discuss original research in a constructive and informal environment. The GRS will provide an atmosphere for intense scientific interaction and seeks to foster interactions with senior investigators that often lead to fruitful collaborations and lifelong rapport.
Graduate students are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentations on auditory cells and circuits or higher auditory function and cognition. Abstracts must be submitted by March 28, 2008, to be considered for oral presentations. For more information, visit Gordon Research Conferences’ Web site or contact the conference chairs, Jason Tait Sanchez (jsanchez@neoucom.edu) or Amanda Clause (arc38@pitt.edu).
Affordable Hearing Aids
Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) and Rexton, Inc., recently partnered to announce the launch of the Affordable Hearing Aid Project (Lions AHAP) to respond to the need for affordable hearing aids for low-income individuals. An estimated 30% of low-income Americans with hearing loss cannot afford hearing aids.
Under the Lions AHAP pilot program, an individual may receive two Rexton digital hearing aids. Audiologists test individuals selected by the Lions Club, which orders hearing aids from LCIF. The devices are then are shipped to the hearing care professional.
Eligibility for the program is determined by income and asset criteria. The federal government’s poverty guidelines and local economic factors are considered in the determination of the financial threshold. For more information, visit the Lions Clubs’ Web site.
Oticon Guidelines
Oticon adopted new guidelines to supply its products only to distributors who directly fit and sell Oticon products to consumers through face-to-face consultations. Under these guidelines, Oticon will refuse to accept new orders from distributor(s) who provide hearing aids to end-users through indirect means without direct contact. According to Oticon, examples of violations of the guidelines include sales of Oticon products through catalogues, mail order, or over the Internet.
Distributors may choose whether or not to honor these guidelines, which became effective on Nov. 9, 2007. Oticon will determine independently that the requirements of these Guidelines are being met. Visit Oticon’s Web site and search for “distribution guidelines.”
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