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a Sound Beginnings teacher and student, and the Best of State medal

Sound Beginnings Receives Utah's "Best of State" Award

Sound Beginnings has recently been awarded "Best of State" in the category of Public Preschool Program for the state of Utah.

This award is given to organizations that excel in: achievement in the field of endeavor; innovation or creativity in approaches, techniques, methods, or processes; and contribution to the quality of life in Utah.

a baby getting a hearing screening

Validation of Hearing Screening Procedures in Ecuadorian Schools

Utah State University faculty members in the College of Education received a grant from International Initiative for Impact Evolution (3ie) for $277,000 to evaluate the school hearing screening initiative in Ecuador.

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Dr. Karl White at TEDxUSU giving a talk on newborn hearing screening


Dr. Karl White was invited to give a presentation entitled "Establishing a Sound Foundation for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing" at Utah State University's first ever TEDxUSU event.

TEDxUSU is a platform where thought leaders are invited to come and share new thoughts, inspirational views and challenging ideas with USU and the world.

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international outreach: a newborn hearing screening in progress

International Outreach

The National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) is assisting with the organization of the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Coalition of Global Hearing Health to be held in South Africa May 30 – June 1, 2012.

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FM Verification Workshop Featured Presenter: Leisha R. Eiten, Au.D., CCC-A

FM Verification Workshop

Dr. Leisha Eiten came to USU to speak to students and professionals in pediatric audiology about how FM (frequency modulation) systems can help children who have hearing loss to hear more clearly in classroom settings.

NCHAM is offering an online FM Verification workshop. You can participate in this workshop at no charge and receive .3 CEUs.

a teacher and a young child in a classroom setting

USU Deaf Education Receives Grant from State of Utah

The Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) Deaf Education Graduate Training Program at USU was recently awarded $92,692 from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE).

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a happy baby getting a hearing screening with parents and audiologist

Helping Children to Hear

Utah State University has been awarded a grant to make pediatric audiology services more accessible for families.

LEND (Leadership Education in Neuro-developmental and Related Disabilities) is a program that provides graduate-level education and clinical training funded through the Maternal Child Health Bureau.

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A teleintervention session in progress

Sound Beginnings Evaluating Tele-intervention

The Daniels Fund recently awarded a grant to USU to measure the impact and cost-effectiveness of using 2-way video conferencing to provide early educational services to children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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a baby's hearing check in progress

Children with Hearing Loss Being Identified Earlier

Work done at USU has contributed to more than 97% of infants in the United States having their hearing screened as a newborn. Because of this, most infants are identified with hearing loss by two months of age, seventeen months earlier than before newborn hearing screening was available.

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Emma Eccles Jones Early Childhood Education and Research Center Building

Donation from Emma Eccles Jones Foundation promotes Early Childhood Education

“The building’s unique design and common spaces will provide our world-class faculty unprecedented opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration.”

—Dr. Beth Foley

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