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“Swallow” – A Documentary About the Lives Affected by Dysphagia

We thought you might be interested in checking out this 15-minute documentary about the lives of those affected by dysphagia.

Swallow: A Documentary shows us the lives of three people with dysphagia. The film as produced by the National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders and The Center for Voice and Swallowing at the University of California and aims to raise awareness about dysphagia.

Let us know what you thought of it!

Plural Author News: Dr. Rene Gifford – Cochlear implant users report dramatically better hearing with new Vanderbilt process

We love to share news of what our authors are up to and their successes. Here’s some news out of Vanderbilt University featuring Dr. Rene Gifford, author of the new book Cochlear Implant Patient Assessment: Evaluation of Candidacy, Performance, and Outcomes.

 

High Fidelity: Cochlear implant users report dramatically better hearing with new Vanderbilt process

Congratulations Dr. Gifford!

 

 

 

 

A Tribute To Plural Author Gene J. Brutten, PhD

Plural has a lost a dear friend. One of our authors, Dr. Gene Brutten passed away on March 4, 2013 at the age of 84. Dr. Brutten and his wife, Dr. Martine Vanryckeghem wrote several successful Plural books and are part of the Plural family.

Dr. Brutten was a renowned speech-language pathologist, and was a recognized expert on the treatment of stuttering. Widely published, we were blessed to have him on our roster of authors.

Angie Singh, Plural President with Drs. Brutten and Vanryckeghem at the ASHA 2012 conference.

Plural President Angie Singh with Drs. Brutten and Vanryckeghem at the ASHA 2012 conference.

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Dr. Brutten’s obituary published in the Orlando Sentinel can be viewed here. Donations in honor of Dr. Brutten can be made to the American Heart Association.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to his dear wife Martine, their two children and their families, friends, and colleagues. You will be missed, Dr. Brutten! We will especially miss spending time with you at our booth at ASHA. It will not be the same without a hug and seeing your beautiful smile.