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Collaborative effort focuses on pediatric traumatic brain injury

Oct. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt’s Bill Wilkerson Center and the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences are offering new interdisciplinary outpatient programs for children ages 3 to 21 who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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SNHL in children subject of Glasscock Lecture

Oct. 10, 2012—Paul Lambert, professor and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of South Carolina, will speak about “Evaluation of the Child With Sensorineural Hearing Loss” at 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12. The talk will be in Room 8380 of Medical Center East’s South Tower at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center. It is the...

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Belmont, VU create Physical Therapy residency

Aug. 23, 2012—Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson’s Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute (PBPRI) in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences is joining with the School of Physical Therapy at Belmont University to initiate a Neurological Physical Therapy Clinical Residency.

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Free head and neck cancer screening April 27

Apr. 18, 2012—To help catch head and neck cancer in its earliest stages there will be free cancer screenings at Vanderbilt, Meharry and the Nashville VA on Friday, April 27. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Meharry Medical College, the Tennessee chapter of the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance and...

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Vanderbilt researchers find rise in teen hearing loss; offer headphone safety tips

Mar. 28, 2012—According to a Vanderbilt-led study published in Journal of the American Medical Association, hearing loss is now affecting 20 percent of U.S. adolescents ages 12 to 19, which is a 5 percent increase over the past 15 years.

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Children’s Hospital offers headphone safety tips to prevent long-term hearing loss

Mar. 28, 2012—With the proliferation of smart phones, portable gaming systems and media players, more children – especially teenagers – are listening to ear buds and headphones at dangerously high volume levels. The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering tips to parents and teenagers to help prevent long-term hearing loss. According to a Vanderbilt-led study...

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Get discount on hearing aid through Jan. 31

Jan. 9, 2012—The Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center is offering a 20 percent discount on a hearing aid purchase now through Jan. 31, 2012. A hearing test with a certified Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center audiologist must be performed prior to receiving the discount. The hearing clinic is located in Medical Center East, South Tower, Suite 9302. For more...

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Vestibular deficits and rehabilitation talk Oct. 18

Oct. 10, 2011—Cathey Norton, a physical therapist at the Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute at Vanderbilt’s Bill Wilkerson Center, will present “Vestibular Deficits and Vestibular Rehabilitation” from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Light Hall, Room 214. Feel free to bring your lunch to this Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Group lunchtime lecture. The event is sponsored...

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Getting the right fit for hearing aids

Sep. 8, 2011—The pattern of hearing loss across sound frequencies affects the benefit from hearing aids.

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Health Plus offers Know Your Numbers this week

Jul. 15, 2011—Visit the Bill Wilkerson Center, Occupational Health, and Health Plus to have your weight, blood pressure and body mass index checked.

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Audiologist measures sound of Music City’s ‘loudest voices’

May. 25, 2011—Vanderbilt audiologist measures sound levels of cicadas and discusses how the insect’s distinctive noise can impact one’s hearing.

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Free head and neck cancer screenings May 6

May. 2, 2011—Lumps, bumps or sore spots on the head or neck or discomfort in the mouth and throat may be early symptoms of head and neck cancer. Vanderbilt will hold its annual free head and neck cancer screening and education event Friday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), the Vanderbilt...

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