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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.

2018 Keynote Speaker

PHOTO: Judy Dubno

Judy R. Dubno, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Hearing Research Program in the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina

Keynote presentation: Estimating Treatment Delay: Time from Hearing-aid Candidacy to Hearing-aid Adoption

Saturday presentation: Assessing Self-Reported Hearing Handicap from Middle Aged to Older Adults
Disclosures:

Financial: Employed by the Medical University of South Carolina and receives a salary. Research funded by the NIDCD in the form of grants.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

2018 Invited Speakers

PHOTO: Fernandez

Katharine Fernandez, Ph.D., Au.D., CCC-A  
Conducts research with the NIH/NIDCD focusing on mechanisms and interventions for cisplatin-related hearing loss

Presentation Title: Protective Effects of Statins on Cisplatin-Related Hearing Loss

Disclosures: Financial: Employed by the National Institutes of Health and receives a salary. Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

PHOTO: Fernandez

Christine Eubanks, Ph.D., CCC-A, FAAA
Director of Audiology, and Co-director of the Cochlear Implant program, VCU Medical Center

Presentation Title: Always Improving – Early Hearing Detection and Intervention in Virginia

Disclosures:Financial: No relevant financial relationships exist. Nonfinancial: Co-chair of VEHDI Audiology Advisory Committee, 2016-18

PHOTO: Rout and Lakshmi

Ayasakanta Rout, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Audiology at James Madison University, and Magudilu Srishyla Kaumar Lakshmi, M.Sc., Candidate for the Ph.D. degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at James Madison University

Presentation Title: Digital Noise Reduction Hearing Aids: What is the Evidence of Benefit in Adults?

Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Rout is employed by James Madison University and receives a salary. No relevant financial relationships exist for Ms. Magudilu. Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist for Dr. Rout nor Ms. Magudilu.