ARC Schedule at a Glance

ARC Schedule at a Glance

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

Full Agenda with Session Descriptions (PDF)

Schedule at a Glance

8:00–8:15 am Welcome 

Catherine Palmer, PhD, Academy President 
Linda Hood, PhD, ARC 2020 Chair 

8:15–9:00 am

AN/ANSD: Current Status, Clinical Issues, Future Directions "
Linda Hood, PhD, ARC 2020 Chair 
Professor, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University 

9:00–10:00 am

Sound Coding in the Auditory Nerve: Toward New Diagnostic Tools 
Jean Luc-Puel, PhD 
Professor University Montpellier 
Institute for Neurosciences of Montpellier 

10:00–10:15 am

10:15–11:00 am

Cochlear Deafferentation in Noise- and Age-Related Hearing Loss: Basic Observations and Translation to Human 
Sharon Kujawa, PhD 
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School 
Director of Audiology Research and Senior Scientist, Massachusetts Eye and Ear 

11:00–11:45 am

AN/ANSD: Assessment in Infants and Toddlers 
Yvonne Sininger, PhD 
Professor Emeritus, University of California Los Angeles 
C&Y Consulting, Santa Fe, New Mexico 

11:45 am–12:00 pm Questions and Discussions 
Morning Speakers 
12:00–1:15 pm

Sponsored Lunch by Phonak 
Mentoring/Collaboration Breakout Groups 
Poster Presentations 

1:15-2:15 pm

Electrophysiology in Patients with Gene Mutations Related to AN/ANSD 
Rosamaria Santarelli, MD, PhD 
Professor, Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova 

2:15–3:00 pm

Psychophysics and Bimodal Hearing in AN/ANSD 
Sterling Sheffield, AuD, PhD 
Assistant Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences 
University of Florida 

3:00–3:15 pm Break 
3:15–4:00 pm

Speech-Evoked Cortical Responses in Infants and Children With and Without Hearing Loss 
Kristen Uhler, PhD 
Chair, Audiology, Speech Pathology, and Learning Services, Children’s Hospital Colorado 
Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Otolaryngology, and Psychiatry University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Children’s Hospital Colorado 

4:00–4:45 pm

Gene Therapy for Genetic Hearing Loss 
Lawrence Lustig, PhD 
Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 
Columbia University Medical Center / New York Presbyterian Hospital 

4:45–5:00 pm

Questions and Discussions 
Afternoon Speakers 

5:00 pm

Closing Remarks 
Linda Hood, PhD, ARC 2020 Chair