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News Archive

What Is It Like to Be Deaf?

On Tuesday, August 5, you’ll meet CiCi, Isabella and several other deaf kids — and find out how they live with their deafness — on the next edition of “Nick News with Linda Ellerbee.” » Read More

Family Centered Care Assessment Pilot Project

The National Center for Medical Home Implementation in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), via a cooperative agreement with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, is recruiting 30 pediatricians for a pilot project focused on family-centered care. » Read More

Webinar on Congenital Cytomegalovirus from Prevention to Treatment on August 21

As many of you know, The National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) is in the process of planning the Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Public Health and Policy Conference ( In an effort to raise awareness of cCMV and highlight the upcoming conference, NCHAM will be hosting the webinar cCMV 101: Congenital Cytomegalovirus from Prevention to Treatment, presented by Dr. Michael Cannon from the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the CDC. » Read More

Call for Applications for AMCHP Family Scholars Program

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is a national resource, partner, and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth and families, including those with special health care needs. The AMCHP Family Scholars Program (FSP) represents an opportunity to identify, encourage, and train family leaders. This 10-month program strives to provide Family Scholars with the knowledge and resources to enhance their development as family leaders, and to promote policies, programs and systems at the national, state and/or local-levels. » Read More

New smartphone app offers easy and inexpensive solution for hearing screening

An article published in the International Journal of Audiology on 7 July 2014 reports on an innovative smartphone app that will make it easier and cheaper to screen people, including young children and the elderly, for hearing loss. The project was led by Prof De Wet Swanepoel from the University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa, in partnership with colleagues at UP and in Australia. » Read More

Side By Side of IDEA and FERPA Confidentiality Provisions

The U.S. Department of Education recently published IDEA and FERPA Confidentiality Provisions [PDF] (June 2014), a side-by-side comparison of the primary legal provisions and definitions in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Parts B and C and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) that relate to the confidentiality of personally identifiable information of children served under the IDEA. » Read More

Role of Teleaudiology in Improving Access to Diagnostic Evaluations

Do you want to know more about the role of tele-audiology in improving access to diagnostic evaluations? You can see the latest information gathered from NCHAM by clicking the link below. » Read More

Collaboration Corner Shares 10 Easy Tips for Parents to Support Language

Parents can be a big asset to professionals in promoting language development. » Read More

Speak Out About Hearing Screening

To help you inform colleagues about your hearing screening efforts, the goals of the ECHO Initiative, and the tools that are available to all who are learning to conduct hearing screening with young children, we have posted a series of colorful "handouts" on the "Spread the Word" web page. » Read More

Traveling Tips for Cochlear Implant Users

Check out some travel tips for CI users, incl. info on airplanes & keeping processors safe in water & at theme parks! » Read More
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