ASHA Podcast Series
Welcome to the ASHA Podcast series. Every three or four weeks, we'll be featuring a new interview with a person that is making news in the professions of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. You can listen to an individual episode below or subscribe to the feed and receive new files automatically through an aggregator program, like iTunes.
Length: 10:17
Pam Mason, Director of Audiology Professional Practices at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), shares valuable information about living with hearing loss.

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Length: 12:00
Pam Mason, Director of Audiology Professional Practices at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), shares valuable information about the basics of hearing aids.

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Length: 6:36
Pam Mason, Director of Audiology Professional Practices at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), shares valuable information about the best hearing help available.

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Length: 10:17
Pam Mason, Director of Audiology Professional Practices at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), shares valuable information about  hearing and aging.

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Length: 12:43
2010 Annie Award recipient Joe McIntyre of New Kids On The Block talks about his infant son's hearing loss and how his family copes with help from communication professionals.


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Length: 21:57
Hearing screening in public schools is vital care of the young. Yet, it is not uniform in practice and it isn't happening at all in some cases. Three experts explain what is involved and what parents need to know to help ensure that their children are screened. Consumers are urged to contact http://takeaction.asha.org and 1-800-638-8255 to learn more about this important care.

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Length: 19:13
Does your child play sports? Then this is the podcast for you. In clear and practical terms, ASHA member Melissa Duff provides parents with guidance that can help them protect their chlidren from concussions--and care for them if they are injured.

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Length: 30:30
Once, getting your hearing aid to be compatible with cell phones was a big problem. Over time, matters have improved, but there are still things for consumers to be mindful of to ensure that they don't experience audio interference if they are wearing a hearing aid and trying to use a cell phone. Featuring Brenda Battat, Executive Director of the Hearing Loss Association of America, and Timothy Creagan, Senior Accessibility Specialist with the U.S. Access Board, this ASHA podcast offers consumers useful tips and interesting information about what people with hearing loss need to know when it comes to accessing technology.

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Length: 13:12
Award winning actor and entertainer Ben Vereen will be the keynote speaker at ASHA's 2009 Convention. In this podcast, he touches on his very personal reasons for being so admiring of the work of human communications professionals.
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Length: 27:10
Researcher Mary Pat Moeller, PhD and a parent discuss why consistency of use is so important, and other valuable information and tips that can help parents help their baby-and themselves-adjust when the child wears hearing aids.

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Length: 12:42
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the first organization to team with the National Institute On Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) in current efforts to prevent noise-induced hearing loss among the young. NIDCD Director Dr. James Battey, Jr. discusses the health threat, what can be done about it, and NIDCD-ASHA's joint efforts.

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Length: 12:41
Speech-language pathologist Rhea Paul and child psychologist Leslie Rescorla discuss recent research on the persistence of language weaknesses at age 17 years in late-talking children. Principles of early intervention from ASHA's recent policy documents are highlighted, and Dr. Rescorla's recent article in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research is discussed.

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Length: 19:40
Kummer (left) and Rescorla (right) provide expert advice to parents of "late talkers" or toddlers between 24 and 31 months old.

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Length: 11:28
Award winning children's musician Justin Roberts talks about the importance of safe usage of personal audio technology.
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Length: 15:59
ASHA fellow and speech-language pathologist, Amy Wetherby, discusses how early diagnosis and intervention can make a dramatic difference in treating children with autism. Dr. Wetherby is the Laurel Schendel Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at Florida State University and Executive Director for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities.
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Length: 18:02
Award-winning author David Baldacci and founder of the Wish You Well Foundation discusses one of our most fundamental life skills, literacy. Read The ASHA Leader article
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Length: 32:23
Lynn Johnston, creator of the comic strip For Better or For Worse and winner of the 2007 Media Award from ASHA, discusses the challenges faced by individuals with aphasia.

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Length: 8:32
Roscoe Anthony, President of Califone International Inc., discusses his company's support of ASHA's "America: Tuned In Today...but Tuned Out Tomorrow" public education campaign and the benefits of sponsoring such an important issue.
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Length: 14:34
Lee Woodruff's life was turned upside down when her husband Bob, formerly co-anchor of ABC's World News Tonight, suffered a severe head injury covering the Iraq War. Since then, the Woodruffs have gone on to become advocates for service people with traumatic brain injuries.

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Length: 10:48
Dr. Li-Rong Lilly Cheng, ASHA fellow and professor in the school of Speech, Language & Hearing Science at San Diego State University, discusses the recognition of human communication as a human right.

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Length: 10:00
Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), discusses CEA's support of ASHA's "America: Tuned In Today but Tuned out Tomorrow" Public Education Campaign and the leading trends in consumer electronics.

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Length: 10:54
Rear Admiral Kenneth P. Moritsugu, M.D., M.P.H., Acting Surgeon General of the United States, discusses health literacy in America.


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Length: 8:01
ASHA member and speech-language pathologist Kathy Manning, discusses Traumatic Brain Injury. Ms. Manning was Director of Speech Pathology for Montana's Livingston Health and Rehabilitation Center, and later, Rehabilitation Services Manager. There she oversaw a large rehabilitation department that provided PT, OT and ST services to an adult population of both inpatients and outpatients. In 2003, Ms. Manning joined a colleague in private practice specializing in outpatient treatment of individuals with mild TBI.

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Length: 6:51
ASHA member and speech-language pathologist Steven Griffin, discusses how he came to take a new tack toward literacy intervention. Steven is the SLP and Literacy Intervention Coordinator at Slate Ridge Elementary School in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. He has been a school-based SLP in the Columbus, Ohio area for nine years and has served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at The Ohio State University.

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