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Nashville Chalk Fest to benefit Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center

Sep. 19, 2018—Nashville Chalk Fest is a free, two-day street painting festival with entertainment, food and family fun featuring sidewalk chalk art by professional artists, hobbyists and art enthusiasts from across the country.

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Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center seeking child participants for listening study

Aug. 16, 2018—The Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center's Department of Hearing and Speech Services is looking for children between the ages of 8 and 11 years old who play a musical instrument.

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Remote microphone system helps increase vocabulary of children with hearing loss

Apr. 26, 2018—Children with hearing loss who use remote microphone systems (RMS) at home have access to about 42 percent more words each day, providing a critical boost to vocabulary and language learning, a Vanderbilt study has found.

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VUMC mourns renowned neurotologist Glasscock

Feb. 22, 2018—Renowned neurotologist Michael E. Glasscock III, MD, adjunct professor of Otolaryngology, died Feb. 17 in the home he shared with his daughter, Martina Glasscock Barnes, in Asheville, North Carolina. He was 84. The cause of death was kidney disease.

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Ohde remembered as consummate teacher, researcher

Feb. 15, 2018—Ralph Ohde, PhD, professor emeritus of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, died Jan. 8. He was 73.

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New database to help children who are deaf or hard of hearing

Feb. 1, 2018—Using technology developed here, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has organized a large database of children who are deaf or hard of hearing that combines data from 48 programs in four countries — about 7,000 children so far.

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Children who do or do not stutter needed for research study

Jun. 19, 2017—Children ages 4 to 6 who do or do not stutter are needed for a research study, “Cognitive, Linguistic and Emotional Contributions to Childhood Stuttering.”

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New clinic focuses on patients with rare ear malformations

Jun. 8, 2017—Having a child born without an external ear or ear canal can be a scary and confusing experience for parents, and finding medical care for the rare condition has meant having to travel to several distant medical centers for treatment options.

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Eavey honored by Saint Joseph’s University

May. 18, 2017—Ron Eavey, M.D., Guy M. Maness Professor and chair of Otolaryngology and director of the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, received the 2017 Edward C. Bradley S.J., M.D., Medical Alumni Award from the Saint Joseph’s University Medical Alumni Chapter at its annual awards event on its Philadelphia campus on April 23.

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Audiology Clinic to offer free hearing screenings April 26, 27, 28

Apr. 11, 2017—The Vanderbilt Audiology Clinic is offering free hearing screenings to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University employees from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 26, 27 and 28.

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VUMC to offer free head and neck cancer screening April 7

Mar. 24, 2017—A hoarse voice or persistent sore throat that lasts for weeks may seem like a mild nuisance, but those same symptoms could be early signs of head and neck cancer. To help patients determine their risk for disease and detect problems at an early stage, the Vanderbilt Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will offer free head and neck screenings Friday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Undiagnosed taste, smell issues focus of new clinic

Feb. 23, 2017—People who have problems with their sense of smell or taste and don’t know the cause have a new treatment option at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center.

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