Events

Upcoming event: Annual HLAA Convention in Austin, Texas

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The 2014 Annual Convention of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is to take place from June 26 to 29 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, Austin, Texas. The HLAA is the largest organization representing people with hearing loss in the United States.

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11th International Tinnitus Seminar: research and clinical excellence awards presented

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The International Tinnitus Seminar takes place every three to four years and this year was back in Germany for the first time in more than 20 years. The event was hosted at the Campus Charité Mitte in Berlin last May.

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8th Tinnitus Research Initiative International Conference: “Basic knowledge is vital for progress in treatment”

“What struck me most, just like in Valencia and Bruges during the last venues, was the heterogeneity of the approaches which were presented”, says Dr. Berthold Langguth. He is head of the Tinnitus Center of Regensburg University and one of the speakers at the 8th Tinnitus Research Initiative International Conference, which took place last March in Auckland, New Zealand.

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AudiologyNOW! 2014: A tour of the hearing instrument manufacturers

Whilst still the largest gathering of hearing care professionals and industry representatives, AudiologyNOW! 2014 had fewer exhibitors than previous years, and those that were exhibiting had smaller booths. Connectivity was this year’s buzz; some manufacturers were talking about ‘Made for iPhone’ (MFi), others were interested in ‘made for all phones’! There were several different approaches on display.

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AudiologyNOW! 2014 in 10 pictures

Four days in the sunshine state of Florida for AudiologyNOW! 2014? Why not! Thousands agreed with this sentiment as they arrived in Orlando, Florida, for the start of the world’s largest audiology convention from 26th to 29th March. Click on the next pages for a guided tour through the event.

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Lecture at AudiologyNOW! 2014: Hearing aids and the brain

Recently the insight has grown that rehabilitation of audibility in children does not lead to the same level of comprehension of speech as it does in adults. This goes especially for noisy situations. The adult’s brain processes are better capable of filling in gaps in audibility. This is an important fact for auditory training of children with hearing aids, ARC program lecturer Jessica Sullivan Ph.D. underlines. “Comprehension of speech in hearing impaired children is my motivation.”

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AudiologyNOW! 2014: ‘Experience the Magic’

AudiologyNOW! 2014, the largest gathering of, by, and for audiologists in the world today, will witness a lot of expansion and schedule changes this year. The program is packed, with emphasis on convenience for exhibitors and attendees alike. This year’s event will feature innovative sessions designed to merge didactic and technological information, with focus on facilitating ‘hands on’ learning and new and enhanced access to session, exhibit, and program information.

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Colombia: 9th National Congress and Expo on Audiology

February saw Colombian audiologists meet with those of neighbouring countries in Bogotá to review the subjects currently swaying the direction of the profession. They reflected on the immediate future of specialists and analysed new opportunities for hearing loss patients.

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Starkey Hearing Innovations Expo 2014: Ideas, innovation and inspiration

Starkey Hearing Technologies returned to Las Vegas for the 2nd Hearing Innovations Expo from 15th to 19th January. The American manufacturer was joined by 3,400 audiologists from across the world for three days of talks based on the theme “Tomorrow starts today.”

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Report on the 5th Iberoamerican Conference on Cochlear Implants and Related Sciences

Recent estimates suggest that between one and two newborn babies out of every thousand will suffer from deafness, while between three and four present other types of disabling auditory pathologies with serious repercussions in human, linguistic, educational, and social spheres.

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