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Structured Sessions


Educational audiology - Session 1

CHAIRS: Melissa Cravo, Ariana Astolfi



The preschool sound environment - effects on children’s hearing and behaviour - Prof. Kerstin Persson Waye


Evaluation of an experiment on intentional switching of auditory selective attention for children - Karin Loh, Edina Fintor


Using the matrix sentence test in real classrooms with 11 to 14 years old students - Prof. Nicola Prodi


Effects of voice quality and babble-noise on listening effort and well-being in primary - Prof. Viveka Lyberg Åhlander


Italian speech audiometry in children: what’s new and old - Dr. Federica di Berardino


Effect of dysphonic voices on speech intelligibility in a college classroom - Dr.  Pasquale Bottalico


Predicting combined effect of reverberation and noise on binaural speech recognition in real classroom acoustics 
- Prof. Birger Kollmeier


Hearing instruments or cochlear implants? Audiological indication criteria - Session 2

CHAIRS: Juergen Kiessling, Norbert Dillier



Defining the limits for audiometry and speech perception for adult cochlear implant indications - D. Vickers (Cambridge, UK)

Bilateral acquired severe sensorineural hearing loss - what is the best amplification option? - A. Snik (Nijmegen, NL)

Indications for CI in adults with different types of hearing loss – application of the Partial Deafness Treatment classification
- P. H. Skarzynski, A. Lorens, H. Skarzynski (Warsaw, PL)


Evaluation of bilateral and bimodal implantation in realistic sound environments and its consequences for indication criteria

- W. Nogueira, T. Gajecki, V. Hohmann, G. Grimm,  A. Büchner (Hannover/Oldenburg, D)


The smartphone revolution in audiology - Session 3

CHAIRS: Theresa Pitt, De Wet Swanepoel 



Screening Revolution with new handheld technology
Dr. Sam Denys, U. Leuven..' Belgian School.

Smart-phone Apps in Audiology - how "Big Data" is shaping change - Professor Chryssoula Thodi (European U. Cyprus).

Smartphone-based EMA for rehabilitation - Dr. Barbra Timmer. U. Queensland.

Smartphone ear and hearing diagnostics - Prof. De Wet Swanepoel


APD: diagnostics and auditory training - Session 4


CHAIRS: Jorge Humberto Martins, Doris Bamiou




APD definitions and controversies - H. Thai Van

APD diagnostic criteria- the European approach - V. Iliadou

Considering linguistic factors when assessing for APD

- H. Grech

Imaging studies of relevance to APD - N. Angenstein

Evidence based management for APD - D. Bamiou


Recruiting the other ear in SSD and bimodal fitting - Session 5

CHAIRS: Jan Wouters, Manuel Manrique 


Influence of single-sided deafness on the auditory capacity of the better-hearing ear - Susan Arndt

Critical period in single sided deafness - Manuel Manrique


Effectiveness of a cochlear implant for children with single sided deafness - Melissa Polonenko


Toddlers with congenital single sided deafness and a cochlear implant - Astrid van Wieringen


Evaluation of binaural integration in cochlear implanted SSDsubjects using PET scan - Mathieu Marx


Improved prediction of speech intelligibility with hearing devices - Session 6

CHAIRS: Birger Kollmeier, Maria Boboschka


Why and how to predict aided patient performance? - B.Kollmeier (D-Oldenburg)

Clinical Prediction of hearing device performance with the individual auditory profile - Wouter Dreschler (NL-Amsterdam)

Precision Audiology with modern speech intelligibility tests - diagnostics and hearing aid prescription & benefit assessment
- Ekaterina Zhilinskaya & M. Boboshka (RUS-St. Petersburg)

Precise Prediction of Hearing Aid benefit with FADE - one model for many applications - M.R. Schädler (D-Oldenburg)

Predictors of speech intelligibility for hearing-aid users - E. Lopez-Poveda (E- Salamanca)

How to predict the success of a Cochlea implantation with clinical measurements and theoretical models
- A. Büchner (D-Hannover)



Acoustically and electrically evoked potentials: from the electrocochleography to the response of auditory cortex

CHAIRS: George Tavartkiladze


The use of electrically evoked potentials for improved cochlear implant coding strategies
- Prof. Norbert Dillier (University of Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland)

Intra-operative CM recordings during cochlear implant insertions

- Prof. Andy Beynon (Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

Electrically evoked potentials in cochlear implant users: from periphery to auditory cortex

- Prof. George Tavartkiladze (National Research Centre for Audiology and Hearing Rehabilitation, Moscow, Russia)


Innovative rehabilitation approaches in CI patients based on neural response telemetry

- Dr. Vigen Bakhshinyan (National Research Centre for Audiology and Hearing Rehabilitation, Moscow, Russia)