Submitted by Tom Shull
Gallaudet University; 800 Florida Ave. SE; Washington, DC
This annual conference brings together people from around the world who are interested in improving hearing health care in low-resource communities. During this conference we will discuss the challenges we have faced and the solutions we have developed, raise awareness of important issues, and explore new technologies to help us achieve our mission.
Audiologist Dr. Abera Nega will present an overview of cued Amharic including benefits of cueing and the rationale for the adaptation to the Amharic language, which is used in Ethiopia. He will also provide a timeline of recent efforts to advance cued language use in Africa and future directions for its incorporation into schools for the deaf.
The purpose of the Coalition for Global Hearing Health is to advocate for effective hearing health services and policies, to equip and empower hearing healthcare professionals, families, educators, communities and those with hearing loss, and to encourage and perpetuate best practices. These activities contribute to our Mission Statement to promote and enhance hearing health services in low-resource communities.
We hope to be able to welcome you to our 6th annual conference to be held on the beautiful campus of Gallaudet University in Washington DC, USA.
All sessions at the conference will be in English. American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting and CART services will be available for all sessions.