HI-ARO: Hearing-impaired ARO

 HI-ARO is an informal group of ARO MWM attendees and ARO members with hearing loss. Three main goals are:

  • to learn more about accessibility services at MWM
  • to provide an informal vertical mentoring network
  • to organize the annual HI-ARO dinner at an ethnic restaurant, usually on the first night of the MWM

To join HI-ARO, please register at the sign up tab at the bottom of deafearscientists.org.

 HI-ARO began at the 1992 MWM with three deaf scientists and others over a case of beer. More recently in 2015, Tilak Ratnanather’s work with HI-ARO was recognized with a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.

 2018 HI-ARO members and guests

2017 HI-ARO members and guests
courtesy of Tilak Ratnanather

courtesy of Amanda Janesick
image courtesy of Amanda Janesick; embryonic day 20 chicken basilar papilla