Academic Press, San Diego, offers its Speech-Language-Hearing catalog. The 36-page catalog offers books and journals on topics such as hearing sciences and acoustics; speech-language pathology; neuroscience; language and linguistics; and gerontology. The company offers bulk discounts to institutions, societies, and corporations. For more information, visit

Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH), Bethesda, MD, introduces the revised third edition of Our Forgotten Children: Hard of Hearing Pupils in the Schools, edited by Julia M. Davis, PhD. Intended as a resource for parents of children who are hard of hearing and for those who educate them, chapters cover such topics as: definitions of “hard of hearing,” “deaf,” and other terms and educational distinctions (authored by Mark Ross, PhD); medical aspects of hearing loss; acoustics and classrooms; amplification options for the classroom; and legislative issues. Also included is a personal perspective from a parent of a child who is hard of hearing, and a narrative by a hard-of-hearing college student. Appendixes provide information on acoustical modification procedures and parental rights in special education, and an extensive information resource section is provided. For more email: [email protected]; Web site:


American Hearing Aid Associates (AHAA) will hold its sixth annual convention on February 12-17, 2002, at the Fontainebleu Hotel & Resort in Miami Beach, FL. This year’s program will focus on how associates can maximize the profitability of their practices and ensure their independence. The agenda features more than 25 classes on topics such as marketing, sales techniques, practice management, patient focus, and finance. Also on the program is a manufacturers’ panel that will discuss recent technological advances. For more information, call AHAA at (800) 984-3272.

American Auditory Society
The American Auditory Society (AAS) will hold its annual Scientific Meeting at the Sunspree Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ, on March 14-16. The conference—dedicated to a multidisciplinary treatment of hearing science, hearing instrument fitting and medical issues—features many general sessions, seminars and short paper presentations. For information on the meeting, contact: AAS, 512 E. Canterbury Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85022; email: [email protected]

Newborn Hearing Screening
The second Intl. Conference on Newborn Hearing Screening, Diagnosis and Intervention will be held in Villa Erba/Como, Italy, on May 30-June 1. Organized by Ferdinando Grandori, MD, of Italy, and Deborah Hayes, PhD, of the U.S., the conference will address research in newborn hearing screening, audiologic and medical diagnosis and hearing intervention for newborns. For more information, visit the website:, or email: [email protected]

Hearing Conservation
The National Hearing Conservation Association and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health are sponsoring “Best Practices Workshop: Combined Effects of Chemicals and Noise on Hearing,” to be held on April 11-12 at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Cincinnati. The symposium aims to provide hearing loss prevention professionals from labor, industry, and government with an overview of the current state of knowledge on the effects of industrial chemicals on the auditory system. The workshop also aims to identify research priorities that will address topics that are most pressing and most likely to yield gains for workers. The second day of the meeting will be reserved for working group meetings and recommendations. For more information, visit


Consulting Group
Seventeen-year hearing health care industry veteran Randall Drullinger has founded Aegis Group, a consulting service for private practitioners, hearing product manufacturers, and cooperatives. The company’s primary focus is on business sales services, including appraisals, buyer/seller representation, and negotiation. Additionally, the company is currently exploring relationships in the technology sector to bring cost effective, efficient automated patient and business management systems to hearing care professionals. A copy of the company’s free report on buying/selling a practice, What the Future Holds, can be ordered by calling (503) 762-5815 or by emailing [email protected]

Web Sites

imageDizziness Diagnosis
ICSMedical, Chicago, a division of GN Otometrics, has added a dizziness diagnosis guide to its web site, Information on the diagnosis and treatment of the balance-disordered patient is presented in conjunction with a forum for discussion and feedback. The forum is moderated by Steven P. Cass, MD, of the Univ. of Colorado.