TDHH Resource Blog

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Phonak's collection of publications on FM
taken from scientific magazines and many other sources from all around the world. The articles are available online as downloadable PDF files.

The number of studies documenting the benefit of FM systems is enormous. Papers and reports have covered their various technical aspects, candidacy criteria, fitting-related issues and outcome measurements. One of the major problems for potential readers has been locating precisely the items they wish to read. Now an easy-to-use, Google-like search engine on the website takes users swiftly to the desired documents.

In accordance with the hallowed tradition of transparency in the scientific community, the FM eLibrary is available to anyone. No registration is required, and access is free of charge. The new service is aimed at helping scientists to locate literature that will help them with their own research and could also be of use to students searching for topics and references for doctoral theses. Teachers will use the FM Library as a source for Audiology courses and many clinicians will make their decisions based on evidence they may find here.
"Professionals all around the world regularly ask us for publications on FM systems," explains Hans Mülder, Phonak’s director of FM marketing. "The FMeLibrary will satisfy this need for knowledge about FM systems. We are pleased and proud to offer this new service to professionals because we believe that many hearing impaired children and adults will benefit from the spread of scientific knowledge too."
Publications that have not been included yet in the FM eLibrary may be submitted for inclusion. Publications on FM in any language will be considered. Authors may send in their publications to
Visit the FM eLibrary at
Further information
Hans Mülder – Director of FM Marketing
Tel:+41 (0)79 598 90 38
Take a look and maybe even consider making a contribution yourself to the collection.

Dan Paccioretti MSc. Aud(C) Western FM Sales Manager Phonak Canada

2607 Kingsway, Suite 383 Vancouver, BC, V5R 5H4

1-800-876-1167 ext. 4823
Cell 604-561-9893
Fax 604-628-5682

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

BC Children’s Hospital’s Cochlear Implant Workshop
BC Children’s Hospital’s Cochlear Implant program began in 1988. It started as a small program, only implanting a few children each year and has emerged into the largest pediatric cochlear implant program in Western Canada.

Our interdisciplinary pediatric team is comprised of the following specialties: Audiology, Auditory-Verbal therapy, Psychology, Social Work and Otolaryngology. We have referral relationships with many other teams at BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children. We also have collaborative relationships with the primary preschool habilitation centres for children with hearing loss in BC, school district personnel who are working with these children and related professionals involved in services for children with cochlear implants.

Our dynamic cochlear implant team at BC Children’s Hospital is pleased to offer an information workshop for all related interdisciplinary professionals. The objective of this workshop will be to look at specific challenging CI cases and the modifications made to the delivery of care due to these challenges. We will also explore the outcomes of these cases from the medical, audiological and habilitation perspectives.

This workshop is an initiative of the BC Children’s Hospital Cochlear Implant team in collaboration with the Vancouver Oral Centre, BC Family Hearing Resource Centre, the Deaf Children’s Society, BC School for the Deaf, the Provincial Outreach Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students and the Provincial Resource Program for children with cochlear implants.



Tuesday, May 01, 2007

International Congress on Education of the Deaf

I just wanted to let you know that the website for the International Congress on Education of the Deaf is up and running.

This conference has been held every 5 years since 1884 (except during WW1 & II). Vancouver is hosting it in July 2010 - a 1st for Canada. We will be the 21st congress to be held. Previous 4 were held in Maastricht (The Netherlands), Sydney, Australia, Tel Aviv, & Rochester.

Don't forget to mark you calendars!