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CHS Global Partnerships Awards Four Research Grants

CHS Global Partnerships for Research & Innovation, a nonprofit organization and strategic global leader in the advancement of research and innovation that improves the quality of life for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, announced that it has awarded its first four research grants – totaling $400,000 - to institutions leading research that will break down barriers to participation for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals and their families.

ACI Alliance Supports Passage of 2021 ‘EDHI Act’

The House of Representatives passed “HR 5561, the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2021,” on a 410-17 vote. The bill would reauthorize the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the ACI Alliance said in its announcement.

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Hear the World Foundation Accepting Funding Requests

If your organization is committed to the same goals and values as the Hear the World foundation, you can apply for support in the form of financial resources, hearing solutions from the Sonova product portfolio (hearing aids, cochlear implants, wireless microphone systems), diagnostic equipment, and audiological expertise. 

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USH Society Funds New Research

The “Usher Syndrome Society Translational Research Grants” are intended to support translational research on Usher syndrome in either preclinical research and/or mechanism-based therapeutic development. The USH Society has committed to funding up to $500,000 over two years for research projects that include well-documented research collaborations across sensory modalities and across scientific disciplines.

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Technology Can Improve Health Info Access for Deaf

Early in Dr Michael McKee’s career, one of his patients, who was deaf, died from a heart attack. It led him to study how to prevent it from happening to others. That tragic event might not have happened, he said, if there had been “accessible community health education programs to allow for deaf individuals to learn ways to improve their health and to recognize common danger signs of serious health conditions.”

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