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Uploaded on May 9, 2008

Assistant Professor Nannette Nicholson, who transferred her interest in communication to a career in audiology, is helping thousands of families make more effective decisions regarding their child's hearing loss through her research.


"It's heart-breaking to think about an infant with a hearing loss and no intervention," Dr. Nicholson said. "Hearing loss affects everything about the child's life -- their social interactions, their development and academic performance. If we can prevent that devastating impact, then we should."

Dr. Nicholson, director of audiology in the joint UALR-UAMS program, begins working with infants and their families in a local neonatal intensive care unit. The National Institutes for Health provides funding for her research of the effectiveness of an eDVD tool designed to help parents explore the diversity of communication, education, and technology options when their child is diagnosed with a hearing loss.

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