Navigation Links
Deafness Research Foundation 50th Anniversary Celebration
Date:4/10/2008

May 14, 2008

NEW YORK, April 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Deafness Research Foundation (DRF) is hosting a special 50th Anniversary Celebration to recognize a half century of achievements in hearing health and research, and to inaugurate the organization's commitment to future endeavors.

The Deafness Research Foundation is one of the largest and oldest hearing research organizations in the US. DRF is dedicated to making a lifetime of hearing health possible for all people through quality research and education. The core mission of DRF is their National Hearing Research Grants Center that awards research grants to scientists who are exploring new avenues in hearing and balance science. Since its founding in 1958, DRF has awarded 2,100 grants, totaling over $24 million.

The DRF 50th Anniversary Gala honorary host committee includes: Kassie and Jim DePaiva, actors from One Life to Live; Lee Woodruff, author and contributor to Good Morning America, and over 115 Members of Congress. Ms. DePaiva will also be performing a number of songs at the event.

DRF is proud to be honoring:

-- Collette Ramsey Baker, Founder of the Deafness Research Foundation;

-- Lucille B. Beck, PhD, National Director, Audiology & Speech Pathology and Chief Consultant, Rehabilitation Services, Department of Veterans Affairs

and

-- Senator Tom Harkin, Chair, Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies

Event Details

Who: The Deafness Research Foundation

What: 50th Anniversary Celebration

When: Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 6:30 p.m.

Where: The Hudson Theatre in the Millennium Broadway Hotel

145 West 44th Street, New York City

Event contact information: Andrea Kardonsky, akardonsky@drf.org, 212-328-9480

Hearing Health Statistics

-- Approximately 30 million Americans have a hearing loss sufficient enough to cause communication difficulty.

-- 1 in 10 Americans has a hearing loss that affects their ability to understand speech.

-- Hearing loss affects approximately 17 in 1,000 children under age 18.

-- More than 12,000 children born in the United States each year have significant hearing loss. Undetected hearing loss is likely to interfere with a child's speech, language and communication with others.

-- 15% (approximately 10 million) of baby-boomers (ages 45-64) have hearing loss.

DRF Grant Program

DRF is the leading national source of private funding for basic and clinical research in hearing and balance science. For more information, visit http://www.drf.org

CONTACT:

Andrea Kardonsky

akardonsky@drf.org,

212-328-9480


'/>"/>
SOURCE Deafness Research Foundation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Deafness and seizures result when mysterious protein deleted in mice
2. Researchers pilot new electronic system for infectious illness
3. Researchers Find Gene Mutation That Increases Asthma Risk
4. How fast youll age is written in the bones, TAU research finds
5. Boston College biologists build a better mouse model for cancer research
6. Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to Spotlight Gaps in Breast Cancer Research
7. Researchers Define Mechanism of Methamphetamine Addiction
8. New research shows neuroprotective effect of lovastatin
9. Attacks against medical researchers: Time to take a stand
10. New research for mechanical support devices in pediatrics to be released at ISHLT
11. Nuvelo Announces Presentations on NU206 and rNAPc2 at 2008 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/20/2017)... ... August 20, 2017 , ... Are you an adult with gluten intolerance ... you may be interested in participating in a research study that focuses on family ... understand more about the relational aspects of adults who have gluten sensitivities who cohabitate ...
(Date:8/19/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 18, 2017 , ... Western University ... health and education to launch the University’s new Center for Innovation on Wednesday, September ... Health Education Center Lecture Hall 1, followed by a technology exhibition from 1 to ...
(Date:8/19/2017)... ... 2017 , ... President Donald Trump signed into law today ... greater public access to over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. , The measure enables adults ... being seen by a certified and licensed audiologist. , “The American Speech-Language-Hearing ...
(Date:8/19/2017)... ... August 19, 2017 , ... Curl Keeper® is excited to ... Curl Leaders, Editors’ Choice 2017 Award for the second year in a row. The ... and curlies alike was voted Best Moisturizer for Type 2 Wavies and Best Refresher ...
(Date:8/19/2017)... ... August 19, 2017 , ... Yesterday, the President of the United States ... two sides. There are not two sides to hatred, bigotry, discrimination, and a white ... and the NPEIV stands against all forms of such hatred and discrimination in this ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/7/2017)... Aug. 7, 2017  Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ... to resolve virtually all known U.S. mesh product liability ... resolve the known remaining U.S. claims at reasonable values. ... in the fourth quarter of 2017 and continuing through ... second quarter 2017 results, the Company intends to increase ...
(Date:8/2/2017)... , Aug. 2, 2017   Marshall County Hospital in Benton, ... proactively reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). The new addition, Tru-D SmartUVC , ... energy to kill deadly pathogens such as C. diff , MRSA, MERS, Ebola and ... Tru-D SmartUVC ... Tru-D in action in a patient room ...
(Date:7/31/2017)... 31, 2017 Three Tru-D SmartUVC robots have arrived ... Korea . Tru-D, short for "Total Room Ultraviolet Disinfection," is a ... an environmental services (ES) professional cleans the area with traditional cleaning protocols. ... Tru-D fights germs ... "Although the BAACH has a very ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: