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A Silent Cheer for the Hearing Impaired

Emily Roback, DC, was diagnosed with severe to profound hearing loss at age 3, but she did not let it hold her back in life. Dr. Roback and her mother, Faye Roback-Jones, have written A Silent Cheer, which focuses on deaf culture through the lens of a hearing-impaired girl who overcame obstacles to become a doctor of chiropractic and a fitness leader.

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AudiologyOnline Redesigns Website

AudiologyOnline, a resource for audiologists and hearing healthcare professionals, redesigned its website to feature expanded content and features. The website includes easy navigation, smart searching capabilities, and new video spotlights that include interviews and tutorials. Visit for more information.

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Ida Institute Introduces New Seminar Series

The Ida Institute, a nonprofit education organization, has a new three-part seminar series, “Patient-Centered Care: Fluff, Fact or Fiction,” that addresses many audiologists’ opinions that patient-centered care is an intangible, time-consuming add-on to current practice.

Seminar participants will be urged to consider relationships among language, identity, and patient centeredness. Challenges that practitioners experience will be discussed, including managing patients in a holistic manner. The first series will be Jan. 21-23, 2013, and seminar participants are carefully chosen. Visit for more information.

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Salus Signs Agreement with India Vision Institute

Salus University's Public Health program has signed a memorandum of understanding with the India Vision Institute. IVI is a partnership between the Brien Holden Vision Institute in Sydney, Australia, and the LV Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, India, and supports research, educational, and technological development.

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Unitron Introduces Risk-Free Solution

The Unitron Flex:trial provides patients with access to try a hearing instrument fitted to their needs. The product gives hearing healthcare professionals the ability to program a single hearing instrument to higher or lower levels of technology as many times as needed. The Flex:trial devices can also be used to bridge repairs as loaners programmed exactly as the client's current hearing instrument. Visit for more information.

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Ida Institute Presents at Conference

The Mutualidad Argentina de Hipoacusicos Conference, presented for more than 450 hearing industry professionals by the Ida Institute, was held Sept. 6-7 in Buenos Aires. The two-day conference featured physicians, audiologists, speech therapists, engineers, lawyers, psychologists, and educators of the deaf. Mutualidad Argentina de Hipoacusicos is a nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of life for people with hearing loss.

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