The Ohio Chapter of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will hold its annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, October 27th. The keynote speaker is Donald M. Goldberg, Ph.D., a very well known and published Cert. AVT and Co-director of the Hearing Implant Program at the Cleveland Clinic. You will not want to miss this event!
In addition to Dr. Goldberg's presentation, the afternoon will offer two panels. A panel of professionals will answer questions you have always wanted to have answered! In attendance will be an otolaryngologist (CI surgeon), audiologist, teacher from an oral school, and a developmental/behavioral doctor. In addition, there will be a student panel discussing what life is like in the mainstream with a hearing loss.
I love the AG Bell Association! Their mission is to promote spoken language for the deaf and hard of hearing and advocate for listening, learning, talking and living independently with hearing loss. I don't think that this organization could have defined my vision for Drew any more clearly! Their current "Hear from the start. Talk for a lifetime," campaign is designed to help children with hearing loss with early identification, intervention and appropriate amplification. It is a truly wonderful organization.
I have become actively involved in the Ohio Chapter and am helping to plan the annual meeting. I have really enjoyed working with other AG Bell members throughout the state planning this meeting. So, I expect to see many of my friends, in life and on line, at the annual meeting in October! If you have any questions about the annual meeting or would like to know how to register to attend, please leave a comment and I will contact you with registration information.