Hearing and the Brain: Neuro-audiology at Audiology NOW! 2014
Cutting-edge research is always prominent at AudiologyNOW; 2014 in Orlando promises to have some of the top researchers in auditory neuroscience ready to share ideas and information with clinicians. Neuro-audiology is one of the most exciting and fastest growing areas of research in audiology, so it is no surprise that neuro-audiology will be featured throughout the entire convention, including podium presentations, poster sessions and special events.
The Academy Research Conference (ARC) on Wednesday, March 26, will give attendees an opportunity attend a full day of presentations, about Hearing Aids and the Brain, from top researchers in the field. With topics that cover the entire lifespan from infancy through older adulthood, the effects of amplification on the brain and how cognitive factors affect outcomes with hearing aids will be highlighted. This conference will help audiologists to consider and incorporate cognitive factors into how they fit hearing aids and will provide an opportunity to apply innovative research concepts to clinical practice.
Neuro-audiology will also be a consistent theme in a wide range of other sessions during AudiologyNOW 2014. Topics that include neuro-audiology include: the neural factors that influence auditory processing, tinnitus, and speech perception to name just a few.
A global conference on Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD) will be held the evening of Friday, March 28th and all day on Saturday, March 29th with speakers from around the world discussing current trends in management and assessment of CAPD.
Audiologists interested in electrophysiological assessment will find a wide range of innovative products and the latest equipment and assessment tools in the Exhibit Hall. Overall, neuro-audiology will be a consistent theme through AudiologyNOW 2014.
Ryan McCreery, PhD