House Ear Institute
Mission: The organization is dedicated to advancing hearing science through research and education to improve quality of life. Scientists explore the causes of auditory disorders on the cellular and molecular level and refine the development and application of diagnostic devices, auditory implants and hearing aids. The Children's Auditory Research and Education (CARE) Center addresses the special hearing health issues and assistive devices needs of infants and children with a full spectrum of research, diagnostic treatment and educational services. Full payment is expected.
Family Camp : May 30 - June 1, 2008
The House Ear Institute’s Family Camp is held at Camp Hess Kramer in the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains overlooking Malibu. Each year Family Camp is offered to families with deaf and hard-of-hearing children as a forum for sharing feelings, comparing family experiences and exchanging information. Parents attend panel discussions and workshops led by professionals in fields of learning, social services, psychology and pediatric audiology, while their children participate in fun learning activities involving arts and crafts, dance and outdoor recreation.
The Institute’s camp is designed to ease fear, frustration and confusion frequently experienced by families who are raising a deaf child. The overall goals of Family Camp are threefold: 1) to help strengthen the family unit through better communication, 2) to develop and increase awareness of peer identity and support, and 3) to give deaf and hard of hearing children and their siblings the opportunity to share feelings and concerns with each other.
Registration: The registration fee of $75 per person includes room and board in shared group cabins. There are no private accommodations. Children one year and under attend free of charge.
Campership: A limited number of camperships are available to help pay your way to camp. The deadline to apply is 5/16/08.
Contact: Family CampHouse Ear Institute2100 West Third Street, 5th FloorLos Angeles, CA 90057