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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

Website Serving as a Resource to Help Improve the Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss

This is a ‘go-to’ site for professionals and family members seeking more information about the learning and social issues of children with hearing loss* and what you can do to better support the future success of these children. » Read More

School hearing tests do not detect noise exposure hearing loss

School hearing tests cannot effectively detect adolescent high-frequency hearing loss, which is typically caused by loud noise exposure, according to researchers. School screenings primarily focus on low-frequency hearing loss. This is logical for young children, who are more likely to develop low-frequency hearing loss due to fluid in the ear after a bad cold or an ear infection. Adolescents, however, are more susceptible to high-frequency hearing loss, usually brought on by exposure to loud noises, but the same tests are used on adolescents and young children. » Read More

CMV Public Health and Policy Conference Early Reg Rate Still Available

Don't forget to register soon for the CMV Public Health & Policy Conference so you can receive the early bird registration rate! The agenda for the conference is available online for you to view as well. » Read More
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