The Ruth Symposium

The Ruth Symposium in Audiology & Hearing Science

Save the Date: Friday & Saturday, October 4-5, 2019

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The symposium content is aimed at providing the practicing audiologist with knowledge of contemporary issues involved in the identification, diagnosis & management of hearing and balance disorders.  All sessions will take place at James Madison University.

2019 Keynote Speaker

PHOTO: Sumitrajit Dhar

Sumitrajit Dhar, Ph.D.,
Hugh Knowles Professor of Hearing Science at Northwestern University; Chair of the Roxelyn & Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Keynote presentation: Age-Related Hearing Loss: When, Where, How!

Saturday presentation: Increasing Access To Hearing Healthcare: Tools and Thoughts.

Disclosures:
Financial Disclosure: Employed by Northwestern University and receives a salary. Consultation fees and royalties received from Plural Publishing. Intellectual property rights and licensing fee received for Etymotic Research. Consulting Fee received for Glenview Capital Management. Non-Financial Disclosure: No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

2019 Invited Speakers

PHOTO: Joseph Smaldino

Joseph Smaldino, Ph.D., ASHF,
Adjunct Professor at East Tennessee State University; Adjunct Professor at University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center

Presentation Title: Classroom Acoustics: the Basics (Download presentation PDF)

Disclosures: Financial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships exist.  Non-Financial Disclosure: Research paper co-authored by colleague Dr. Rout.

PHOTO: Eric Hoover

Eric Hoover, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Presentation Title: Translating Laboratory Psychoacoustics Tasks into Efficient Clinical Tools

Disclosures: Financial Disclosure: Employed by University of Maryland and receives a salary. Receives a consultation fee for University of South Florida. Non-financial Disclosure: No non-financial relationships exist

PHOTO: Bradley Kesser

Bradley W. Kesser, M.D. University Of Virginia Medical School

Presentation Title: Waxing Poetic: Qtips are Bad for Ears!

Disclosures:
Financial: Employed by University of Virginia Medical Center and receives a salary. Receives royalties from Nasco, Inc.
Non-Financial: No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

PHOTO:English R. King

English R. King, Au.D., CCC-A   UNC Hospital Hearing & Voice Center at Carolina Crossing

Presentation Title: Expanded Indications, Clinical Considerations and Outcomes for Adult Cochlear Implant Recipients. (Download presentation PDF)

Disclosures: 
Financial: Employed by UNC Hospitals Hearing & Voice Center at Carolina Crossing and receives a salary. Receives a consulting fee from Advanced Bionics for membership on advisory committee/ review panel. Receives a consulting fee from Med-El for membership on advisory committee/ review panel. Non-Financial:   No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

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