October 17, 2018

Until Everyone Hears the Music

When Lexi was diagnosed as being deaf, 14 months of tirelessly asking for answers had gone by. Lexi had been missed. No newborn hearing screening, repeated trips to the pediatrician...When Lexi was diagnosed as being deaf, 14 months of tirelessly asking for answers had gone by. Lexi had been missed. No newborn hearing screening, repeated trips to the pediatrician who passed it off as “she’s fine. She heard the noise in the hallway. Some kids don’t talk until 18 months of age.” Finally, Lexi’s mom Jaime received the referral to Vanderbilt and learned Lexi was profoundly deaf. Fortunately, Jaime... Read More >

October 19, 2016

The Importance of Caregivers to the Health and Well-being of the Veteran

We envision an America where military caregivers are empowered, appreciated, and recognized for their service to our nation. When it comes to the health and well-being of veterans and service...We envision an America where military caregivers are empowered, appreciated, and recognized for their service to our nation. When it comes to the health and well-being of veterans and service members, one of the most underutilized forms of support is their caregiver. Caregivers manage medication and appointments, assist with activities of daily living, provide physical and emotional support, and advocate for their proper care and treatment. They are often the... Read More >

October 21, 2015

Equal Access to Health Care Services for Individuals with Disabilities

During this presentation, Mr. Gordon discusses the legal principles under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that are applicable in health care settings, the Department of Justice’s Barrier-Free Health Care...During this presentation, Mr. Gordon discusses the legal principles under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that are applicable in health care settings, the Department of Justice’s Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative, and recent cases that have settled under this initiative. Read More >

August 19, 2015

What a Person with Hearing Loss Needs to Know Before a Medical Encounter

Are you going to the hospital or doctor’s office?  Are you apprehensive about being able to communicate with your healthcare providers? Would you like to know what you can do...Are you going to the hospital or doctor’s office?  Are you apprehensive about being able to communicate with your healthcare providers? Would you like to know what you can do ahead of time to set the stage for more effective communication when it really counts? If you are a person with hearing loss, there are things you can do ahead of time that will prepare you to let your treatment... Read More >