The two-day education programme includes an array of international and national audiology experts, the majority of whom are addressing Congress for the first time. The programme develops the theme that the quality of a person's hearing affects all aspects of life, whether at work, in the family or in social and leisure situations. The audiologist dispenses more than hearing aids: by providing support for their client's hearing, they help them to live active, engaged lives. The programme concludes with the perspective that those who care about their quality of life also choose to look after their hearing.
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Sessions cover all aspects of practice. Chances for hands-on practical demonstration will be included alongside the usual variety of academic talks, workshops, and the exhibition. The poster presentations will this year be expanded to include innovations from researchers, industry and fellow-practitioners alongside those from students.
Keynote presentations include:
- Chance to hear the latest findings from the world-leading study of Healthy Ageing from Frank Lin's team at John's Hopkins, when Adele Goman will be speaking
- An update from Prof Helene Amieva on what was arguably the breakthrough publication of the last year on the link between dementia and hearing
- Top tips from Gyl Kasewurm on how to take your business up a notch
- Advice from Prof Brian Moore to help your clients for whom music is an essential part of life
- Help from Prof David Baguley to keep in touch with research that should change your practice
- A highly recommended review of ear canal conditions and the side-effects of drugs from Dr Robert M DiSogra, a consulting audiologist in Millstone Township, New Jersey, USA
- Guidance on objective measurement of stress and the way it impacts on both hearing and tinnitus by academic psychologist Dr James Jackson