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- Tier 1 and Ethics Sessions (PDF)
- Learning Labs ($) offered on Saturday from 8:30 am to 12:15 pm
- Special Events
New Time and Format for 2017! Be there at 8:00 am on Thursday morning (April 6) to be part of the conversation and learn more about the potential impact on you, your future, and your patients. Earn CEUs by attending this event!
Shelly Chadha, MBBS, MS, PhD
Medical Officer, World Health Organization (WHO) Programme for Prevention of Deafness and Hearing Loss
Dr. Chadha was trained as an otolaryngologist at the University of Delhi, India, and subsequently undertook doctoral studies in public health at the same university. Prior to joining WHO in 2011, she was a Professor of Otolaryngology at the Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi, India. She has long-standing experience in community ear and hearing care, planning and policy development for hearing care. Dr. Chadha oversees WHO's work on prevention of deafness and hearing loss including advocacy for prioritization of hearing care; technical support to countries for development of hearing care strategies and development of technical tools and guidance.
Other Learning Opportunity
The Science of Being Repulsive (and How to Avoid It)
Thursday, April 6, 10:15-11:15 am
Curtis Alcock, Hearing Care Professional and Director of Audify
Alcock began his career in design and marketing before making the transition into hearing care 15 years ago. He is now a full-time hearing care professional and director of Audify®, an independent hearing centre in the United Kingdom. He has lectured internationally in Europe, the United States, Canada, and Australia on how to change society’s attitudes to hearing care and has written extensively on the future of hearing care and the changing role of the hearing care professional in a world where things are become increasingly computerised and commoditised. His articles on encouraging earlier adoption of hearing technology has featured in professional journals in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, and has twice made the front cover of The Hearing Review. In 2013, he won the Ida Institute's award for best public awareness campaign, which has since been used in the United States and across Europe translated into 12 different languages.
Presented by the American Academy of Audiology Foundation
Improving Patient Care through Innovation in Workplace Management Lecture
Innovation in Hearing and Balance Care: A Pathway to Transforming Outcomes
Wednesday, April 5, 2:30-4:00 pm
Barbara Balik, EdD, MS, RN,
Principal, Common Fire Healthcare Consulting
Philanthropic support provided in part by Phonak, LLC.
Marion Downs Lecture in Pediatric Audiology
Brain Changes in Hearing Loss
Friday, April 7, 9:45-11:15 am
Anu Sharma, PhD,
Professor and Chair, Department of Speech Language and Hearing and a Fellow at the Institute for Cognitive Science and Center for Neuroscience, University of Colorado at Boulder
Philanthropic support provided in part by The Oticon Foundation.
Topics in Tinnitus Lecture
Evidence-Based Tinnitus Management—Inching Toward a Standard of Practice
Friday, April 7, 3:00-6:00 pm
James Henry, PhD,
Audiologist, National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research
Philanthropic support provided in part by Widex.