2014 AG BELL CONVENTION

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January/February 2014

MAKE

MAGIC REAL 2014 AG BELL CONVENTION

Keynote Speaker Rosalind Wiseman

ting Our Heritage a r b e Cel



e Tran sforming Our Futur

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high-performance hearing that is always instyle™. 1. Hehrmann P, Fredelake S, Hamacher V, Dyballa K-H, Büchner A. Improved Speech

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VOICES FROM AG BELL 7 Celebrating Our Heritage, Transforming Our Future 9 Volta Voices in 2014

16 Speak Your Truth with Rosalind Wiseman

TIPS FOR PARENTS 32 A Parent, Seizing the Opportunity of the AG Bell Convention

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HEAR OUR VOICES 34 Getting Ready for My Seventh Convention: My AG Bell Convention Life

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By Anna Karkovska McGlew, M.A.

Read about the 2014 AG Bell Convention keynote speaker, an internationally recognized expert on children, teens, parenting, bullying and social justice.

Make Magic Real at the 2014 AG Bell Convention

The 2014 AG Bell Convention is promising to be the best one yet! Read about the exciting benefits and highlights of the convention.

2014 Convention Schedule at a Glance

Start planning your convention itinerary!

36 2014 AG Bell Convention Registration Form

The Best Value for Professional Attendees: CEUs and Beyond

38 2014 AG Bell Convention Children’s Program Registration Form

Read about what makes the AG Bell Convention a one-of-a-kind, all-in-one event for professionals.

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By Candace Hickerson Haney, MCD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd

UP FRONT ON THE BACK PAGE 48 David Davis, 2014 Convention Chair Interview by Anna Karkovska McGlew, M.A.

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Immersive Study! Pre-Convention Workshops

In Every Issue

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Latest and Greatest! Concurrent Sessions

2 WANT TO WRITE FOR VOLTA VOICES? 11 VOICES CONTRIBUTORS 12

SOUNDBITES

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DIRECTORY OF SERVICES

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LIST OF ADVERTISERS

Pre-convention workshops offer participants the opportunity to delve deeply into a topic related to hearing loss and spoken language development presented by experts in the field.

Concurrent sessions organized in five learning tracks as well as vendor and exhibitor learning labs provide information on current best practices and cutting-edge developments in the field.

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2014 Research Symposium

AG Bell’s renowned Research Symposium features eminent scientists in the field of hearing health research and auditory skill development.

Intelligibility with Cochlear Implants Using State-of-the-Art Noise Reduction Algorithms. Speech 027-M322-03

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