The Central Institute for the Deaf (CID), St Louis, has introduced “Conversation Made Easy™,” a CD-Rom program designed to aid people with hearing loss in communicating better through conversation. The interactive series was developed by Nancy Tye Murray, PhD, director of research at CID. The series is available for adults and teenagers, children with low-level language skills, and children with advanced language skills. Each one contains three programs: sounds, sentences, and everyday situations. All programs were developed through pilot testing with both cochlear implant users and new hearing aid users. For more information, call (314) 977-0133;


Alexander Graham Bell Association

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Washington, DC, presents its 2002 International Convention, on June 29-July 2 in St Louis. During the 4-day event, parents will have the opportunity to meet professionals in a one-on-one setting, visit the exhibit hall to view the latest products, and learn about new technology and telecommunications access available for individuals with hearing loss. For more information, visit

Colorado Neurological Institute

The Colorado Neurological Institute Center for Hearing is currently accepting applications for its second annual Cochlear Kids Camp, to be held on September 12-15 in Winter Park, Colo. The camp will offer children with cochlear implants the chance to interact with each other and their families. For more information, call (203) 762-8833.

University of Colorado

The University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology, along with ICS Medical, Shaumberg, Ill, will present Evaluation and Management of Dizziness, an educational course to be held on October 11-12 at the Embassy Suites Lakefront Hotel in Chicago. For more information, call (800) 289-2150 or visit


Taylor and Francis Health Sciences

Taylor and Francis Publishers, Philadelphia, introduces several new journals in physical medicine, disability, rehabilitation, and communication disorders. Among the titles is the International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, the official journal of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, Manchester, England. This academic journal presents clinical and theoretical research, and contains contributions from throughout the world. For more information, call (800) 354-1420.