Today, through a combination of early diagnosis of hearing loss, the use of hearing technology and education, most children with hearing loss can develop language skills comparable to their hearing peers by the time they enter 1st grade, saving school systems more than $400,000 per child in special education costs and related services through high school.
Availability for interviews
A complete media kit is available for download at http://www.hearindiana.org (Go to Media tab) and includes a list of available Talk*Walk*Run 2008 participants available for interviews, both in person and via telephone. Using today's technology, many deaf and hard of hearing individuals can conduct interviews over the phone. Please see the accompanying directory in the media kit on the website for more information, or call Hear Indiana executive director, Naomi Horton at 317-828-0211 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Christopher Mann, member of the board of directors at (260) 469-3090 or email@example.com. Horton and Mann have normal hearing and can advise reporters who may be unfamiliar with how to conduct interviews over the phone with members of the deaf and/or hard of hearing community. (Don't be shy; we're a friendly bunch).
About Hear Indiana
Hear Indiana is the non-profit Indiana chapter of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. For over 30 years the organization has helped children with hearing loss achieve their fullest potential as independent members of society. For more information visit http://www.hearindiana.org .
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