TDHH Resource Blog

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Cochlear Implant Information

Invitation from The Acoustical Society of America and the School Noise Action Group (SNAG)

May 18, 2005 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Hotel, 655 Burrard St., Vancouver

Come and inform yourself about the critical and “hot” issue of classroom acoustics from the world’s experts!


Overview of Classroom Acoustic Issues – Dr. Bridget Shield, UK

History of Classroom Acoustics in the United States and the development of ANSI Standard – David Lubman and Lou Sutherland, Acoustical Consultants, CAL.

A panel of local stakeholders discussing issues in Classroom Acoustics. Panel members to include:
Dr. Janet Jamieson, U.B.C., Faculty of Education
Dr. Linda Rammage, Vancouver General Hospital Voice Clinic
Susan Lane, Director of the B.C. Family Hearing Resource Centre
Justin Marples, U.B.C. Director – Classroom Services
Les King, Director of Facilities, Vancouver School Board
John Beach, Administrator, Vancouver School District
Dianne Burgar, Director of the Berwick Pre-school
Mark Keelan, Health and Safety Officer for the B.C.T.F.
Tom Tylka, Hearing Resource Teacher, Vancouver School District.

Questions and Discussion – Panel and discussion to be moderated by Maureen MacDonald

Audience to include academics and scientists attending the Acoustical Society of America Conference

Please join your colleagues to hear about the latest issues and solutions in classroom acoustics!

Sunday, April 24, 2005


Monday, April 18, 2005

We are delighted to hear that Dr. Susan van Gurp is the recipient of the Fourth Annual WIDHH Award.

This award is given to an outstanding individual or an organization who has made a difference in the lives of Deaf, Deafened, and Hard of Hearing individuals. She will be presented with the award on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at Burnaby South Secondary in the Multipurpose Room. The event will be held between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. and all who know Susan are welcome to join her. Doors are open from 5:45 p.m. We are all proud of what Susan has contributed to our profession.


CAEDHH-BC is collecting information regarding contracts that you have with the Provincial Resource Program - Cochlear Implants (PRP-CI).

Could you please take a few minutes and answer these questions

• Do you have students with Coclear Implants in your School District?
• Do you have a contract for habilitation with the PRP-CI?
• How is this arrangement going for you?

Thank you for your input.

Max Vincent

Monday, April 11, 2005

Itinerant Conference
Just a reminder to everyone that will be attending the Itinerant Conference on Friday, if you could bring any resources that you can't do without in high school. Make sure to label them, so we don't get things mixed up.

Thank you, look forward to seeing you on Friday
Max Vincent
HRT, Coquitlam

Friday, April 08, 2005

FYI for parents of children with hearing loss or deafness:

Gallaudet is doing a study to understand the genes which cause deafness. They are particularly looking for children who passed their Newborn Hearing Screening but were later found to have hearing loss and/or documented Connexin 26 hearing loss. However, I think they’ll consider any child with non-syndromic hearing loss/deafness. (Hearing loss/deafness not associated with any syndromes – like Ushers.)

There is no cost to you to participate in this study. Test results take about 6 months.

If you are interested, contact:

Ginger Norris at 800-451-8834 ext 5258