Web site

 MDhub.com
The Little Blue Book Companies, Avon, CT, introduces www.MDhub.com, a free Internet service that is designed to be an alternative to the telephone for contacting a physician’s office for prescription renewals, appointments, and test results. Since patient messages are automatically received by fax, physicians do not need to be on the Internet to receive them. For more information, (860) 409-7000; www.MDhub.com.


Catalogs

 Etymotic Research Inc
Etymotic Research Inc, Elk Grove Village, Ill, presents its product catalog, Research and Product Development for the Ear. The 16-page catalog features a wide variety of the company’s products, including earphones, array microphone systems, OAE test instruments, hearing instrument accessories, and fitting tools. To order a copy, (888)-Etymotic.
 El Dorado Audiology Inc
The Organized Audiologist™, Tucson, Ariz, a division of El Dorado Audiology Inc, offers a new brochure featuring decorative hearing aid accents by Earwear™ Inc. For more information, (877) 856-0234.

Brochures

 NBC-HIS
The National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences (NBC-HIS), Livonia, Mich, introduces two new brochures, one for physicians and one for patients. The physician brochure features information about becoming board certified, including what is involved with the examination process, what certification requirements are, and how to maintain certification. The patient brochure explains how certification can benefit hearing health care professionals. For more information, (734) 522-2900; www.hearingnbc.org.

CareCredit
CareCredit, Anaheim, Calif, a patient payment program, introduces its new electronic corporate brochure. Featuring testimonials, the brochure highlights the benefits of the CareCredit program. Sample payment charts illustrate monthly budget options. For more information, (800) 300-3046, extension 519.

Hear Again Inc
Hear Again Inc, Latham, NY, recently released a new Spanish version of Better Communication and Hearing Aids: A Guide to Hearing Aid Use, written by Odilie Portocarerro-Bagwell, AuD, Donna S. Wayner, PhD, and Judy E. Abrahamson, MA. This 25-page workbook is designed to help Spanish-speaking consumers learn how to improve their communication abilities. The brochure provides practical instructions to help users adjust and get the most help from hearing aids. The material includes a review of instrument insertion and removal, care, cleaning, and troubleshooting, as well as practical listening tips with hearing aids. It can be used individually or in group audiologic rehabilitation sessions. For more information, (518) 786-3573; www.hearagainpublishing.com.


Awards

Wynd Communications
Wynd Communications Corp, San Luis Obispo, Calif, is introducing its first annual “Breaking Barriers” award, designed to recognize individuals who use technology to benefit the deaf community. According to Jerry Nelson, GM of Wynd, the awards will recognize individuals and organizations using technology to impact the lives of others. Examples include mothers who provided new ways for their children to communicate with friends, companies that pursue assistive technology, inventors, and others. For more information about the program, call (800) 549-2800; www.wynd.com.


Conferences

American Auditory Society
The American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, Ariz, announces its 2003 Scientific and Technology Meeting, to be held on March 13-15 at the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort in Scottsdale. The meeting will feature guest speakers, research presentations, awards presentations, and technology update and research poster sessions. CEU credits are available for AAA, ASHA, NIHIS, and the state of Arizona. For more information, or to register to attend the conference, call (435) 574-0062; www.amauditorysoc.org.

Oklahoma Hearing Aid Association
The Oklahoma Hearing Aid Association presents its Winter Audiology and Hearing Aid Conference, to be held on January 10-11, 2003, at the Tulsa Southern Hills Hilton in Tulsa. Keynote speakers include Sergei Kochkin, PhD, of Knowles Electronics, and Wayne J. Stabb, PhD, founder and president of Staab and Associates. For more information, (918) 836-0880.

Louisiana Society of Hearing Aid Specialists
The Louisiana Society of Hearing Aid Specialists presents its annual Continuing Education Seminar, to be held in Baton Rouge, La, on January 17-18, 2003. For more information, contact Donald or Theresa Taylor at (337) 981-6458.