Nation’s highest court gets “looped,” joining many other prominent institutions

By David H. Kirkwood  WASHINGTON, DC—Following ancient custom, the United States Supreme Court will begin its next term on the first Monday in October. However, when the nine justices hear their first case on October 6, there will be something new in the courtroom that will assist hearing aid wearers present in following the proceedings:…

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Rolex award supports woman’s mission to bring newborn hearing screening to India

LONDON–Neeti Kailas, a young Indian woman on a mission to bring universal hearing screening of newborn babies to her country, is one of six visionaries under age 30 named to receive this year’s Rolex Awards for Enterprise. The winners, selected from 1800 applicants, were announced on June 24 by the Royal Society in London. Each will…

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Wanted: Educational audiologists for a mission to Vietnam

SEATTLE–Experienced educational audiologists who would like to help children in great need and to have an unforgettable experience in the process may wish to answer a call from the Global Foundation for Children With Hearing Loss. The mission of the Seattle-based foundation is to make a direct and lasting impact on deaf and hard-of-hearing children…

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Canada awards high honor to Marshall Chasin, one of Hearinghealthmatters’ own

This Hearing News Watch item was updated on August 6. TORONTO–Marshall Chasin, AuD, editor of the Hear the Music blog at Hearinghealthmatters.org, has been awarded the Canadian Governor General’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for Volunteer Services. This high honor recognizes the Toronto-based audiologist for his outstanding voluntary contributions to the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. The…

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Time to nominate heroes in hearing

SOMERSET, NJ–Do you know a student or adult who has overcome hearing loss to make remarkable accomplishments.  Is there a volunteer in your community who has made an extraordinary effort to serve the needs of those with hearing loss? Do you know of a hearing healthcare professional whose excellence deserves national recognition? If you answered…

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