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Three Leading Telecommunications and Technology Organizations Sponsor the AG Bell Listening and Spoken Language Knowledge Center

Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 24, 2013

Three leading telecommunications and hearing technology organizations— CapTel®, MED-EL Corporation, and Oticon—have become major sponsors of the AG Bell Listening and Spoken Language Knowledge Center, the Internet resource for adults and children with hearing loss, their families and the professionals who support them. The “Partners in Hearing” sponsorship will advance the organization’s common goals of providing resources and information that raise awareness of new technology options that support individuals who use listening and spoken language.

“AG Bell appreciates the generous support of our sponsors who have become partners in building one of the most comprehensive resources for information, support, training, and advocacy for listening and spoken language,” said AG Bell President Donald M. Goldberg, Ph.D., CCC-SLP/A, FAAA, LSLS Cert. AVT.

Each sponsor is identified with a specific area or information channel for the Knowledge Center—Learn, Connect, and Advocate—and their sponsorship is identified on the landing page for these channels. Sponsors will be featured in the weekly AG Bell e-newsletter that provides readers with content related to these themes.

Sponsors also will be able to make a valuable contribution to the Knowledge Center by providing informational articles and videos that will add to the resources available to children and adults, their families and professionals worldwide. Readers of AG Bell’s bimonthly Volta Voices magazine will receive highlights of informational resources offered by sponsors as part of the “New in the Knowledge Center” column.

Knowledge Center sponsors will be highly visible in materials for the 2013 AG Bell Listening and Spoken Language Symposium which will be held on July 18-20, 2013 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza.

About the Knowledge Center Sponsors
CapTel is the proud supporter of the Learn section of the Knowledge Center and the Learn edition of the AG Bell e-newsletter. For people with hearing loss, the CapTel Captioned Telephone works like any other telephone with one important addition: it displays captions of every word the caller says. You can listen to the caller and read captions so you never miss a word! Visit

MED-EL Corporation is the proud supporter of the Connect section of the Knowledge Center and the Connect edition of the AG Bell e-newsletter. Founded by industry-leading scientists and engineers, MED-EL provides innovative solutions for those dealing with hearing loss. By advancing the field of hearing implant technology, MED-EL’s people and products connect individuals around the globe to the rich world of sound. Visit or call 888-MED-EL-CI (633-3524).

Oticon is the proud supporter of the Advocate section of the Knowledge Center and the Advocate edition of the AG Bell e-newsletter. Oticon’s pediatric philosophy reflects our commitment to offering children with hearing loss every opportunity to achieve their full potential. By addressing their needs with the most child-friendly solutions available, we can lay a solid foundation to empower them to communicate freely, interact naturally and participate actively in life. Visit

For more information about our sponsors, visit the Knowledge Center Sponsor Section. For more information on becoming a Partners in Hearing Sponsor of the Listening and Spoken Language Knowledge Center, please contact:

Ed Rather
Account Executive
The Townsend Group, Inc.
2 Wisconsin Circle, Suite 900
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Tel: (301) 215-6710, ext. 125
Fax: (301) 215-7704

About the AG Bell Association
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) helps families, health care providers and education professionals understand childhood hearing loss and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention. Through advocacy, education and financial aid, AG Bell helps to ensure that every child and adult with hearing loss has the opportunity to listen, talk and thrive. With chapters located in the United States and a network of international affiliates, AG Bell supports its mission: Advocating Independence through Listening and Talking! Visit

CapTel is a registered trademark of Ultratec, Inc.

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