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Beyond the NIDCD

Call for Grants Submissions

The American Hearing Research Foundation is accepting requests for grants related to hearing loss and balance disorders in the inner ear. Applications for the 2013 funding cycle are due on August 1, 2012. For application guidelines and more information, go to www.american-hearing.org.

Vestibular Disorders Association Launches Updated Website and Celebrates Balance Awareness Week

The Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) recently relaunched its website featuring a new Members Forum and Latest News sections as well as the popular Provider Directory. The website contains information about vestibular disorders, including common symptoms, how vestibular problems are diagnosed and treated, and tips for coping with inner ear balance disorders.

VEDA also invites you to celebrate Balance Awareness Week, September 16-22. This year’s theme is Defeat Dizziness. For more information about VEDA and Balance Awareness Week, go here.

Three New DVDs from Stuttering Foundation of America

The Stuttering Foundation of America (SFA) has new DVDs available: 

  • ADHD and Children Who Stutter. Dr. Joseph Donaher introduces the clinical characteristics of attention deficit with hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), scientific literature on stuttering and ADHD, and interventions that may improve therapeutic outcomes for children who stutter with coexisting attention and focusing concerns.
  • Neurophysiology of Stuttering. Dr. Martin Sommer gives an overview of essential neurophysiological findings that improve our understanding of the causes of stuttering.
  • Evidence-Based Practice and Practice-Based Evidence: Closing the Gap. Dr. Nan Bernstein Ratner explains why we need to use research and common-sense evidence to develop best practices in fluency treatment. Dr. Ratner provides a range of options for both clinical researchers and practicing clinicians who want to find, use, and integrate evidence of treatment effectiveness. 

Find more information on SFA here.