Inclusive TLC
Inclusive TLC, Boonton, NJ, introduces its new assistive technology catalog. The 32-page, full color brochure features a wide variety of assistive products for children with disabilities, including speech output devices and other communication aids. For more information, (800) 462-0930;

Office Move

Central Institute for the Deaf
The Central Institute for the Deaf, St Louis, has moved its clinic to 4560 Clayton Avenue on the north side of Highway 40 in St Louis. The move will allow CID to save operating expenses and serve clinic clients in more modern facilities, according to the organization. The clinic provides a wide range of diagnostic and rehabilitative services for adults and children with hearing disorders, and will become a part of the new CID campus, which includes an oral school for children with hearing loss. Other clinical services include hearing evaluations, hearing aid fittings, assistive listening technology, and aural rehabilitation.


National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research
National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR), Portland, Ore, is planning a national conference, entitled, “A Multidimensional Approach to Auditory Rehabilitation,” to be held on October 9-10, 2003 in Portland. A keynote address is planned by Mindy Aisen, PhD, director, of the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service. Special sessions will include: issues associated with telephone use and hearing aids; approaches to measurement of hearing aid outcomes; directional aids; and implications of plasticity on the neural system for auditory rehabilitation. Invited speakers include: Harvey Abrams, Robyn Cox, Harry Levitt, Michael Merzenich, Rodd Ricketts, Mark Ross, Kelly Tremblay, and Brian Walden. 12 scholarships will be offered at the conference to practicing clinical audiologists.

Cochlear Americas Corp
“The Sounds of the City,” the Biennial International Conference of Auditory-Verbal International Inc, the worldwide association devoted to the Auditory-Verbal approach, with signature sponsorship by Cochlear Americas, will be held Friday and Saturday, July 18-19, 2003 at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in the inner harbor area of Baltimore. This conference will feature recent cochlear implant recipient and former Miss America Heather Whitestone McCallum as inspirational speaker, as well as administration of the certification examination in auditory-verbal development. For more information, (703) 739-1049;

Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology
The 37th Annual Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology Summer Institute will be held on June 12-15 at the Y.O. Ranch Resort in Kerrville, Tex. The focus of this year’s institute is Post-Fitting Strategies: The Need for Audiologic Rehabilitation. For more information, contact ARA via its Web site,