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Jenni Bullington, UTD, (972) 883-4431, jennib@utdallas.edu
UTD's Advanced Hearing Research Center To Conduct Conference About Hearing Loss

Classes Will Provide Tips For Coping With Hearing
Challenges, Skills For Improving Communication

        DALLAS, Texas (June 25, 2002) - The Advanced Hearing Resource Center (AHRC) at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) will host a conference July 15-19 to help the hearing impaired and their families understand and learn about different aspects of hearing loss.

        The Summer Intensive Aural Rehabilitation Conference will offer group classes about coping with hearing loss, facilitating communication and accessing technological advances in the hearing industry. The five-day program is designed for adults with hearing impairment and a communication partner, such as a spouse, family member, friend or co-worker.

        Optional audio tests for participants and their partners as well as trials with new hearing technology will be offered, and the conference will feature guest lecturer Dr. Sam Trychin, a renowned expert on the psychological effects of hearing loss.

        Classes will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at approximately 3:30 p.m. After a break, activities will resume at 5 p.m. with events in which participants will be able to utilize the skills they have discussed. Included, among others, are a Dallas Summer Musical and a trip to the Dallas Arboretum.

        The classes and optional audiological testing will be conducted by UTD graduate students under the supervision of Dr. Linda Thibodeau and Dr. Carol Cokely.

        The cost to participate in the conference is $350 per couple or $175 per individual and includes all classes, assessments, activities and meals for the participant and his or her partner. A limited number of scholarships may be available. Enrollment is limited to 12 couples. For information or registration, please contact the AHRC at (214) 905-3116.

About the AHRC

        The Advanced Hearing Research Center is part of the UTD School of Human Development's highly acclaimed Callier Center for Communication Disorders near downtown Dallas. Faculty of the AHRC perform clinical research into both the causes and remediation of hearing impairment, and professional staff offer services for adults and children with hearing, speech and language disorders, as well as additional resources for student training and research. The AHRC is equipped with research laboratories, offices and classrooms and state-of-the-art equipment for the assessment of hearing loss, brain function and speech production.

About UTD

        The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor , enrolls more than 7,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students. The school's freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university's Web site at www.utdallas.edu.


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