ASHA Becomes Part Of New Global Forum Focused On Hearing Loss

ROCKVILLE, Md. (PRWEB) November 15, 2019
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has been accepted as a member of the new World Hearing Forum, a global network of stakeholders established by the World Health Organization (WHO) to promote ear and hearing care worldwide.
A major Forum task will be facilitating the implementation of World Health Assembly resolution WHA70.13 on “Prevention of deafness and hearing loss” and supporting member states in that regard.
“We thank WHO for accepting ASHA as a Forum member and as such, we look forward to being active and collaborative,” ASHA President Shari Robertson, PhD, said. “Ample challenges to hearing health exist worldwide that warrant attention and action. It is exciting and encouraging to think they stand to be met by Forum members’ collective commitment and expertise.”
According to WHO, approximately 466 million people globally live with disabling hearing loss, 34 million of whom are children. The health agency also says 1.1 billion young people are at risk of hearing loss due to exposure to noise in recreational settings and the use of personal audio devices—a number that is expected to grow considerably “unless action is taken to prevent and treat hearing loss” in WHO’s estimation.
Before becoming a Forum member, ASHA advised WHO on its Make Listening Safe campaign which, in concert with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a United Nations agency that facilitates international connectivity in communications networks, unveiled recently the first ever global standard for safe listening to personal audio devices:
Known as the WHO-ITU Global Standard for safe listening devices and systems, it recommends 80 decibels as the maximum safe level for adults using a personal audio device for 40 hours weekly, and 75 decibels as the safe maximum for children for the same amount of usage time. The standard stems from several years of research, input, and discussion by a cross-section of stakeholders from around the world.
Since the 1970s, hearing experts in the United States have cited 85 decibels as the maximum safe listening level, a limit that originated from what was considered safe for workers in occupational settings.
“ASHA recommends adhering to the new WHO-ITU safe listening standard when it comes to personal audio device use,” ASHA President Robertson said. “Among other things, it was developed with the use of such a device in mind instead of the experience of exposure to noise in an occupational setting.”
The World Hearing Forum opening Membership Assembly will be held December 4-5, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.
About the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 204,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment, including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems, including swallowing disorders.
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Arthur Murray International Becomes Grand Sponsor For World Dance Council – Amateur League – Expands Sponsorship Beyond Live Webcast On Sponsor

“We weren’t going to let WDC-AL and its dancers miss a single step,” said Tom Murdock, Vice President at Arthur Murray International.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (PRWEB) November 14, 2019
Arthur Murray International is pleased to announce that it has expanded its sponsorship role for the viewing and dancing public by becoming a Grand Sponsor of the World Dance Council – Amateur League (WDC-AL) starting in November and extending throughout 2020.
The world’s largest dance teaching organization is already a worldwide sponsor of live dance webcast presented in partnership with the well-known dance broadcast and apparel company, DSI-TV London.
By its sponsorship of both WDC-AL and DSI-TV, viewers will be able to watch the upcoming WDC-AL World Championships live from Dublin, Ireland, December 5 – 8.
When the need for a Grand Sponsor arose, Arthur Murray International was pleased to swiftly step up and take a leadership role for WDC-AL.
“We weren’t going to let WDC-AL and its dancers miss a single step,” said Tom Murdock, Vice President at Arthur Murray International.
“Arthur Murray International is a vital part of a global family that supports ballroom dance in all its forms and dancers of all ages and levels, so when we were approached by the WDC-AL, we were honored to take on the role of Grand Sponsor,” he added.
Without the sponsorship, WDC-AL would have been hard-pressed to go forward with the World Super Series Events in both the Republic of Ireland in December and in the Netherlands for the 2019 Dutch Open Dance Festival and Congress held November 7-10 in Assen, Netherlands. The Dublin, Ireland World Open WDC-AL Amateur Championships takes place from December 5 – 8.
ABOUT ARTHUR MURRAY INTERNATIONALArthur Murray International is a global entertainment company offering with fun, fitness and friendship at Arthur Murray Dance Studios in 270 cities in 22 countries around the world, the studio system has taught the world to dance for 107 years. For more information, visit

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DreamSeat becomes the Official Gaming Chair of ECAC ESports

DreamSeat becomes the official gaming chair of the ECAC ESports

Players will be competing for the next three years in the Xpression Gaming Chair from DreamSeat featuring the ECAC Logo during all ECAC Esports events.

COMMACK, N.Y. (PRWEB) November 14, 2019
The ECAC today announced a deal with DreamSeat LLC, naming the seating and furniture company the official gaming chair of ECAC Esports. Based in Commack, New York, DreamSeat manufactures high quality furniture with their patented, interchangeable logo system. The XZipit system allows high quality embroidered logo panels to zip in and out, permitting ECAC Esports, their member Colleges and teams the option to change out the logo in seconds without replacing the entire piece of furniture.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with a creative company like DreamSeat, which we believe to be a perfect fit for ECAC Esports,” said ECAC CEO Dan Coonan. “They pair nicely with the unique and forward-thinking niche we have carved out in intercollegiate esports.”
Players will be competing for the next three years in the Xpression Gaming Chair from DreamSeat featuring the ECAC Logo during all ECAC Esports events. ECAC member schools will benefit from this partnership by receiving special pricing on the purchase of chairs and other furniture as they develop their esports facilities and practice spaces.
“DreamSeat has been working hand in hand with Collegiate Athletic Programs for many years. Our products are used in the majority of NCAA Athletic locker rooms, stadiums, and suites – and with the rise of Collegiate Esports programs, partnering with the ECAC is a natural progression for us,” said Chandler Suprina, President of DreamSeat. “We are entering exciting times in the world of Esports. As the official Chair Supplier of the Overwatch League™ and now as the Official Gaming Chair of ECAC Esports, we are able to watch both the Pros and Collegiate Esports athletes competing at the highest levels in our Xpression gaming chair.”
ECAC Esports has grown in less than three years to included over sixty member colleges and universities, sponsoring competition in nine esports games and fielding nearly 300 teams. The ECAC Esports Championships last year in Albany at the HV Gamer Con drew 2500 over a two day period.
ABOUT THE ECACThe ECAC (Eastern College Athletic Conference) is an eighty-two-year-old organization with well over 200 member schools across all three NCAA Divisions – I, II and III. The ECAC exists to enhance the experience of student-athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics, and provides great value for universities and colleges by sponsoring championships, leagues, bowl games, tournaments and other competitions throughout the Northeast. The ECAC’s esports platform is growing and now totals more than sixty colleges and universities, and is expanding the geographic footprint for the conference nationally. The ECAC is also sponsoring competitions and leagues involving other varsity and club sports that do not fall under the umbrella of the NCAA.
ABOUT DREAMSEATDreamSeat’s patented line of XZipit furnishings offer an innovative, high quality, interchangeable logo system that is used throughout its entire product line. DreamSeat specializes in commercial grade furnishings for Professional Sports Teams, Universities, Firehouses, High Schools and Corporations. Known for elevating the fan experience, DreamSeat creates custom, premium, VIP, and general seating to fit the specific needs of the client, application and venue. Noteworthy clients include the Overwatch League, Team Envy, Nerd Street/Localhost, University of Alabama, University of Notre Dame, Dallas Mavs NBA 2K team, Miami Open, Cincinnati Reds Premium Diamond Club Seating, Philadelphia Eagles Field Seats, San Diego Padres Suites, Denver Broncos team and film rooms, Texas Rangers facilities, Live Nation Venues nationwide and many more. DreamSeat’s affiliate company, Zipchair and Zipchair Gaming, are an online retailer that allows the consumer to purchase the same furniture used by their favorite professionals. Dreamseat, headquartered in Commack, NY is a family run business. For more information, visit, follow @dreamseat on Twitter or @dreamseat_ on Instagram.

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Dr. Melvin Weinstein Becomes a Member of First Light Diagnostics Clinical Advisory Board

Press Release – updated: Nov 13, 2019 10:00 EST

CHELMSFORD, Mass., November 13, 2019 ( – ​First Light Diagnostics, a developer of breakthrough automated products for rapid, sensitive and cost-effective diagnosis of life-threatening, antibiotic-resistant infections, today announced the addition of Melvin P. Weinstein, M.D., to the company’s world-class, international Clinical Advisory Board.
“Dr. Weinstein is a recognized expert in infectious disease and antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST),” said David Macdonald, CEO of First Light Diagnostics. “We look forward to incorporating his valuable insights while implementing rapid phenotypic culture-free AST applications in the clinical laboratory, as an important member of our Clinical Advisory Board. Use of these applications will save lives, reduce healthcare cost and reduce the inappropriate use of antibiotics, which is driving the accelerating trend toward antimicrobial resistance.”
Dr. Weinstein holds the rank of Professor of Medicine and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and is a Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America, the American Academy of Microbiology, and the American College of Physicians. He is currently the Chair of the CLSI Subcommittee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing.
“I look forward to participating on the First Light Diagnostics Clinical Advisory Board,” said Dr. Weinstein. “First Light’s unique approach to identifying pathogens and delivering antimicrobial susceptibility testing results can have an immediate impact on healthcare costs and patient outcomes.”
Using primary patient samples directly without a culture step, First Light’s MultiPath™ technology delivers breakthrough acceleration in rapid AST results, enabling clinicians to get the patient on the optimal targeted, narrow-spectrum therapy at the onset of their infection. With pathogen identification in 30 minutes and AST results in just four hours, the MultiPath platform is an easy-to-use, automated benchtop analyzer, with high throughput and continuous random access. Using the MultiPath platform, clinicians will be able to administer the most effective targeted therapy during the onset of multi-drug resistant infections, versus waiting several days for results.
Dr. Weinstein joins a broad, global collection of industry luminaries with years of expertise combating infectious diseases. This world-class advisory group is tasked with guiding the company through its development and commercialization.
About First Light Diagnostics, Inc.
First Light Diagnostics is developing and preparing to commercialize innovative, diagnostic products for rapid, sensitive and cost-saving detection of life-threatening infections and for combating the spread of antibiotic resistance. Don Straus is the company’s Founder and primary inventor of the company’s core scientific technology. Based on its proprietary MultiPath™ detection technology, First Light’s products combine the clinical performance of the most advanced commercial laboratory tests with speed, cost-effectiveness, and ease-of-use. The tests rapidly detect infections, identify infectious agents, and determine effective targeted antibiotic therapy. This will improve patient outcomes, reduce healthcare costs, and prevent inappropriate use of powerful antibiotics. To learn more, please visit:
David MacdonaldPresident and CEOFirst Light Diagnosticsdmacdonald@firstlightdx.comMobile: (858) 997-9641
Source: First Light Diagnostics, Inc.

Root 66 Becomes First Official CBD Brand to Partner With the Wounded Warrior Project

Root 66

We admire the mission of the Wounded Warrior Project and that’s why we are so proud to be the first CBD brand to support such an incredible organization…” said Kevin DiSano, President, Head of Consumer Products with NEO Alternatives, the parent company of Root 66.

BOSTON (PRWEB) November 11, 2019
This Veterans Day, Root 66 (, a brand reshaping the Hemp-derived CBD health and wellness category, is proudly announcing its partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project (“WWP”
As the first CBD brand to partner with the WWP, Root 66 emphasizes its ethical philosophy and commitment to social responsibility, while delivering effective solutions for those desiring a better quality of life and those who focus on nurturing their overall health and wellness.
“My father proudly served in the military for 24 years and, in fact, all of us on the Root 66 team have friends and family who have served in the military. We appreciate and are inspired by their dedication, courage and commitment to our country. We admire the mission of the Wounded Warrior Project and that’s why we are so proud to be the first CBD brand to support such an incredible organization that impacts veterans and active duty service members in such a meaningful way,” said Kevin DiSano, President, Head of Consumer Products with NEO Alternatives, the parent company of Root 66.
Root 66 joins the mission of the Wounded Warrior Project as a Corporate Champion to support veterans and warriors on their journey to self-care. As a further commitment to giving back and enhancing the lives of veterans, Root 66 is also rolling out an online promotion to all veterans wanting to improve their health and wellness at an affordable price by using code ROOT66VETERAN to save an additional 20% off their purchase.
Root 66, the first brand brought to market by NEO Alternatives, takes pride in its safe, highly-effective, and affordable products, all of which adhere to NEO’s “seed to store” ethos, are 100% natural, made and third-party tested in the U.S. and include only the finest organic ingredients.
For more information on Root 66, please visit:
To schedule an interview with a senior member of the Root 66 or NEO Alternatives team, please contact Chris Sullivan ( or Julia Stoll ( / (212) 473-4442).
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About Wounded Warrior ProjectSince 2003, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers – helping them achieve their highest ambition. Learn more:
About Root 66Root 66 is steadfast in their commitment to provide top quality, highly effective and affordable natural Hemp Oil products. From seed-to-home, the Root 66 hemp oil extract is ethically sourced from the organic farms in Oregon and the renowned “Emerald Triangle” in California. Their state-of-the-art agriculture and production methods are sustainable, eco-sensitive, and validated through 3rd party testing ensuring full transparency. All Root 66 products are natural, vegan, gluten-free, pesticide-free, and contain only non-GMO organic ingredients. For more information, please visit:
About NEO AlternativesNEO Alternatives (NEO) is an innovative health and wellness company focused on redefining and elevating the CBD ecosphere. As a trailblazer and category disruptor, NEO’s portfolio of superior, premium-grade consumer brands and production facilities are at the forefront of defining the future of the CBD industry. All NEO brands and products follow state-of-the-art agricultural practices while the company’s endeavors are also designed around strict protocols mandating the highest standards in production. These mandates include organic sourcing that follows sustainable, ethical, and eco-sensitive procedures; using natural and effective ingredients while also employing third-party testing and validation. NEO’s management team is comprised of industry leaders from the worlds of CBD, advertising, marketing, branding, finance and sales. For more information, please visit:
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New Orleans' Precision-Medicine Physician Becomes Certified in the Clinical Use of Peptides

Henry J. “Trip” Goolsby, III, MD

We are excited to bring the cutting edge approach to age-management medicine via peptides to both our New Orleans and Lake Charles communities

NEW ORLEANS (PRWEB) November 11, 2019
Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center’s, Founder/CEO, Trip Goolsby, MD attended Age Management Medicine Group’s (AMMG) November Continuing Medical Education Conference in Tucson, Arizona, November 7th, and received a certification in the clinical use of peptides.
The certifying organization, AMMG, is a division of Red River Solutions, Inc., and provides various continuing medical education credits to physicians interested in furthering develop their knowledge base and expertise in age-management medicine. Among other state of the art treatment modalities, this 27th Clinical Applications for Age Management Medicine Conference provided the “essential scientific information for the use of peptides in age management medicine and how to clinically apply [the] knowledge to individualized patient treatment plans to improve patient outcomes.”
After about thirty years practicing community oncology and hematology, Dr. Goolsby, a Board Certified Oncologist and Hematologist transitioned into integrative medicine in 2013. In so doing, he became a Certified Elite Health provider and he and his wife/co-founder, LeNae Goolsby, JD, established Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center.
Infinite Health is an elite precision-medicine practice with a niche focus on health optimization, longevity & regenerative medicines, “…incorporating the age-management benefits of peptide therapies into our current programs and modalities just makes sense,” Dr. Goolsby stated.
“Peptides are essentially signaling chains that direct/signal the body in certain ways to achieve and effectuate healing that would otherwise necessitate pharmaceutical intervention; they have an ability to signal multiple pathways that are capable of balancing the body’s response to repair.”
There are many exciting scientific/medical advancements in the use of peptides. For example, peptides can simultaneously enhance multiple pathways in the immune system that can either appropriately enhance response to an outside challenge, such as a virus, and/or bacteria, or to help reorganize the immune system so that it no longer responds inappropriately, such as by creating auto-immune disease.
Other conditions that are routinely corrected by the appropriate use of peptides include, hair-loss in Lupus, SLE, brain repair and the reversal of dementia has likewise been proven in numerous settings.
“We are excited to bring this cutting edge approach to age-management medicine to both our New Orleans and Lake Charles communities,” said Dr. Goolsby.
For more information about Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center and Trip Goolsby, MD, and how peptide therapy may improve your health and longevity, visit, or call 504-323-0025.
Contact Information:LeNae Goolsby, JDInfinite Health Integrative Medicine CenterT: 504-323-0025Email: lenae.goolsby@gmail.com3900 Veterans Memorial Blvd; #204Metairie, LA 70002

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