Sunday, May 24, 2009

Nanny Position Available

We have a precious 22 month old boy who is hearing impaired and is learning to hear and speak with the help of cochlear implants. He has an incredible spirit and is truly a joy to be around. We are looking for a full-time nanny who will be a part of our family and partner with us to give him the best opportunities possible. Our ideal nanny will be a fun, responsible, and outgoing person who is comfortable talking a lot to our son, reading, and engaging him with creative and developmental goals in mind.

The position is M-F 7:45am-5:00pm (his nap time is 3+ hours) at our home in North Dallas (Marsh, between Belt Line and 635). CPR knowledge is a plus, background and reference check required, native English speaking is a must, and we prefer that our nanny does not bring their own children. Sign language is not required since we use all verbal with him now. He will be in preschool 2 days a week starting in the fall, so we want you to be comfortable with transporting him to and from preschool. This is a long-term position, 18 months minimum and up to 5 years (please only respond if the minimum commitment meets your needs). If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please send resume/job history, phone #, photo, and references...we look forward to speaking with you! Compensation is weekly salary plus benefits. Thanks so much and have a wonderful weekend!


Friday, May 22, 2009

Clinical Implications of a Damaged Conchlea

Thought some of you might want to try tackling this article. Dr. Peters told me he likes the perspective reflected in it.

Clinical implications of a damaged cochlea: Pure tone thresholds vs information-carrying capacity Chris Halpin, Steven D. Rauch pages 473-476


The pure tone audiogram is an accurate measure of auditory threshold as a function of stimulus frequency. However, it does not provide the complete picture in patients with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) because it is not a direct measure of damage to the cochlear epithelium or of the associated limits on information-carrying capacity that restrict word recognition. Diagnostic use of the audiogram leads to the error of viewing SNHL as “dB of hearing loss,” which may seem reversible by gain. Cochlear disorders, on the other hand, often give rise to abnormal thresholds because regions are damaged and may best be thought of more in terms of intractable sensory limitations, comparable to vision loss in retinal disease. We argue that word recognition testing at low vs high presentation levels provides a quantification of the cochlea's information-carrying capacity and is a useful predictor of word recognition limits with hearing aids.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

To families and friends of kids and adults with hearing loss:

I apologize for saying the event is open to children and adults; as it turnsout, it is an adult event with the children featured in the promotionalpieces in attendance. Please do your best to find sitters so you can attend.We want everyone there to share the excitement and learn of the mission of DHF.

Also, anyone who wants to attend needs to RSVP to Kristen DicksonPublic Relations:

The information is on the event website:

Thanks and I hope to see you all there.

Linda Daniel

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Introductory comments from Linda D

Hello everyone and welcome!

This is my first post on our HEAR In Dallas blog. Actually this is my first post on any blog. I want to start out by thanking little Jillian's mom, Linda Smith, for building this blog so we can all stay in contact with one another and keep each other up to date on our kids' progress and upcoming conferences and get togethers. We can use it for whatever you like...posting about new research findings, new technologies, or anything related to the kids.

Please tell any parents in my practice about this so they can join. If anyone has any questions about how to get on, just have them email me and I'll direct it to the right person.

I'm looking forward to connecting with all of you.

Linda Daniel

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