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Auditory-Verbal International, Inc. ® Announces Additions to The Biennial Intl. Conference ''The Sounds of the City''

"The Sounds of the City"
Baltimore, MD, USA
July 18-19, 2003

The Premier International Conference Devoted to Auditory-Verbal: The First Choice for Listening and Speaking for Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

ALEXANDRIA, Va.
- Auditory-Verbal International, Inc.® (AVI), the worldwide association devoted to the Auditory-Verbal approach - the first choice for listening and speaking for children and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing - proudly announces several new additions to its Biennial International Conference, "The Sounds of the City" at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, Friday and Saturday, July 18-19, 2003. Cochlear Americas is the Signature Sponsor for the Conference.

This biennial conference - the world's premier conference on this rehabilitative option which marries outstanding technology with this unique therapeutic approach and which assists many who are deaf and hard of hearing to listen and to speak and to live full and active lives in mainstream settings - will now feature:

  • Recent Cochlear Implant Recipient and Former Miss America Heather Whitestone McCallum as the Conference Inspirational Speaker;
  • A Medical and Scientific Symposium Featuring Leading Cochlear Implant Surgeons Including John Niparko, M.D. and Howard Francis, M.D;
  • Dr. Ferdinando Grandori, Director of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the Polytechnic of Milan, and International Expert in Newborn Hearing, Screening, Diagnosis and Intervention;
  • Marlene Barron, Ph.D., Head of West Side Montessori in New York City and International Expert in Early Childhood Education;
  • Presentations by international experts in the Auditory-Verbal approach;
  • A Special Conference Track Devoted to the Auditory-Verbal Approach and Adults; and
  • Administration of the Certification Examination in Auditory-Verbal Development.

Auditory-Verbal International, Inc. ®

AVI is seeking ASHA continuing education units for the Conference.

The exciting family-friendly Inner Harbor area of Baltimore, Maryland includes a host of attractions including the renowned National Aquarium, Little Italy, The Gallery at Harborplace (home to over 125 upscale shops and restaurants) and water taxis on the harbor.

Conference information and a downloadable registration form is available on AVI's website. Professional childcare will be available at the conference.

Founded in 1987, Auditory-Verbal International, Inc. ® (AVI) is the world's premier association devoted to the Auditory-Verbal approach, a rehabilitative option premised on a logical and critical set of guiding principles which enables most children, and some adults, who are deaf or hard of hearing, to learn to use even minimal amounts of residual hearing or hearing through the cochlear implant to listen, to process verbal language and to speak.

For further details and to register for the Conference, visit AVI's website at www.auditory-verbal.org or call AVI at (703) 739-1049.

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