This is J.D. Gray. We’ll be back with a new episode of ASHA Voices on January 16.
You’ll hear more conversations about how we communicate and how communication changes our lives. We’re excited about what’s in store for 2020. Here is just a taste.
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We’ll talk to two researchers who are searching for ways to reverse hearing loss. For one, early success was found in mice. Due to the rodents’ hearing loss, they were nicknamed Beethoven mice. And, how did the researchers test the mice’s hearing? By unexpectedly playing loud music and looking for a response:
Holt: A deaf mouse doesn’t jump at all, no matter how loud a sound you play. But after introducing our gene therapy into the ears of Beethoven mice, we find they jump again.
Also in 2020, we’ll get a visit from Ijeoma Oluo *[Ee-joe-mah Oh-lue-oh]*. Her book “So You Want to Talk about Race,” works as a conversational guide to help raise awareness of race and racism in America.
Oluo: When we decide not to have these conversations, what we’re saying is, “I would rather the people impacted by this just continue to carry this burden on their own.”
Also on the horizon, we’ll talk about setting up your dysphagia treatment plan to get the results you want. We’ll bring you more stories from ASHA members. And, we’ll have another visit from Sean Sweeney of the Speech Techie blog to discuss apps that promote and guide mindfulness.
Sweeney: “Changing what you’re thinking can help change how you feel, and how you perform, and I think that’s both important for our students and clients, and ourselves to be productive.”
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Did you miss an episode? Check out our archive. You can find it at blog dot asha dot org slash category slash podcast. That’s blog dot asha dot org slash category slash podcast. You can find episodes about managing school workloads, working under new Medicare payment models, and treating patients with dementia by using a person-centered approach.
What are the issues and topics you want to learn more about in 2020? Write us an email. Our address is Podcast at asha dot org. Or call us at 301-296-5804
We’ll be back in two weeks. I’m J.D. Gray. This is ASHA Voices.