Academy Research Conference (ARC)

Academy Research Conference (ARC)

Conference Officially Cancelled

March 11, 2020: In an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our attendees and the patients they serve (who may be part of at-risk populations), the Academy has made the difficult decision to cancel the AAA 2020 + HearTECH Expo (and all related activities and ancillary meetings) due to concerns about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This unanimous decision was made by the Academy’s Board of Directors. 

Full statement and details.


Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
8:00 am–5:00 pm

Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel

Schedule at a Glance | Full Agenda with Session Descriptions (PDF)

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. 

Students: ARC Registration Scholarships have been made available through funding from the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Grant R13DC016546 and by the American Academy of Audiology. Up to 10 students will be selected to receive complimentary registration for the annual ARC 2020, held the first day of the AAA 2020 + HearTECH Expo. (No travel costs or AAA 2020 + HearTECH Expo registration fees are associated with this scholarship).

Applications must be submitted by February 17, 2020. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by February 28. Incomplete, late, or applications which do not provide all required information or follow the instructions will not be considered. Apply through the Audiology Community (you must be logged in with your Academy username and password).