Ian Windmill is voted AAA president-elect; three new directors elected

RESTON, VA—American Academy of Audiology (AAA) members have elected a future president and three new members of the board of directors, all four of whom practice audiology in medical centers. In month-long voting that concluded on February 17, Ian M. Windmill, PhD, who is clinical director in the Division of Audiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital…

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Robert Panara dies; was a founder of National Technical Institute for the Deaf

ROCHESTER, NY–Robert F. Panara, a pioneer in deaf education who was a founder of both the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) and the National Theater of the Deaf in Connecticut, died here on July 20 at age 94. Despite losing his hearing when he was only 10 as a result of spinal meningitis,…

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Football and hearing issues came together for the Super Bowl

By David H. Kirkwood EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ—There were a lot of hearing angles to the 2014 Super Bowl, played last Sunday in New Jersey. For one thing, there was the Seattle Seahawks’ much heralded (and much criticized) “12th Man,” as the team’s incredibly noisy legion of fans came to be known. As noted by ASHA’s Joe…

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Gallaudet football team doesn’t let deafness get in the way of winning

WASHINGTON, DC– Gallaudet University is known for a number of things.  It was founded by Abraham Lincoln in 1864 as the world’s first university for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. In 1988, it was the scene of possibly the most successful student protest uprising ever. When Gallaudet appointed a new president with normal…

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