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On this episode of the Act To Live Podcast, Scott and Jaime GO LIVE! Together, with input from their listeners, the duo discusses the following questions: What is inspiration? Where does inspiration come from? What does inspiration look like? What feelings does inspiration spark in your life? What does inspiration motivate you to do?
ACTion Event of the Week: Tune in this week to those things in your life that inspire you. What were they? In what ways did they inspire you?
Join us on the next episode of the Act To Live Podcast as we discuss the importance of cultivating peace of mind!
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Oleynick, V. C., et al., (2014). The scientific study of inspiration in the creative process: challenges and opportunities. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2014.00436
What is bimodal hearing? Take a listen to the latest empowEAR Audiology podcast with Dr. Rene Gifford to find out more. In this episode Dr. Gifford goes deeper into what bimodal hearing is, what the criteria for candidacy, what are the outcomes for bimodal hearing, benefits and challenges of bimodal hearing and much more. Dr. Gifford is currently the Director of the Cochlear Implant Program at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center in the Division of Audiology as well as the Director of the Cochlear Implant Research Laboratory and Professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences with a joint appointment in the Department of Otolaryngology. Dr. Gifford has over 100 published peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and authored a book now in its second edition “Cochlear Implant Patient Assessment: Evaluation of Candidacy, Performance, and Outcomes”. She was the 2015 recipient of the ASHA Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement based on her work with hearing preservation implant recipients. Dr. Gifford received a 2017 Chancellor’s Award for Research, which recognizes excellence on the part of faculty for published research, scholarship, or creative expression.
For more information and contact information, visit Dr. Rene Gifford’s faculty page at https://www.vumc.org/cochlear-implant-lab/person/rene-h-gifford-phd.
Valerie James Abbott is an author, a parent-champion for early hearing detection and intervention programs, and an active promoter of parent-to-parent support organizations. She is also co-founder of national Late Onset Hearing Loss Awareness Week (May 4-10). A native of Long Island and a graduate of Hollins University, Valerie has served on boards and state councils that are dedicated to serving families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Her debut book Padapillo was published on May 4, 2021.
Mary Clare (19) graduated from Douglas S. Freeman High School in Richmond, Virginia in June 2020. She has served as a youth editor and book launch logistics coordinator for her family’s Padapillo book project. Mary Clare will attend Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia in September 2021 and plans to major in psychology. Bridget/Bridie (16) is a sophomore at Douglas S. Freeman High School. She was identified with hearing loss when she was 2.5 years old and benefitted from bilateral hearing aids and Auditory-Verbal Therapy. Bridie has played violin for more than 10 years and is passionate about introducing children who are deaf and hard of hearing to the joys of music.
Georgia A. Malandraki, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is Associate Professor of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences at Purdue University and a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing Disorders. She investigates developmental and treatment neuroplasticity, and rehabilitative and telehealth interventions for dysphagia. Malandraki has 15 years of experience in telehealth for dysphagia management, and her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and several foundations. She is the President-Elect of the Dysphagia Research Society and was recently selected as a 2021 ASHA Fellow.