Academy Research Conference (ARC)
Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
8:00 am–5:00 pm
Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel
Chair: Linda Hood, PhD
Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD) is a unique condition that occurs in individuals with normal cochlear active processes but abnormal afferent neural activity resulting from interruption of activity at the level of inner hair cell synapses, the auditory nerve, and/or brainstem. ANSD can affect individuals across the lifespan. The lack of agreement between behavioral and physiologic responses and particular difficulty that patients experience when listening in noise present significant challenges to clinicians in diagnosing and managing ANSD, highlighting the importance and innovative approaches.
This conference gathers leaders in research areas related to ANSD who will present the latest information on topics of importance in understanding, evaluating, and managing patients of all ages with ANSD.
Lunch sponsored by Phonak.
This conference is supported by the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Grant R13DC016546 and by the American Academy of Audiology.