By Anne Marie Tharpe This article is a part of the July/August 2017, Volume 29, Number 4, Audiology Today issue. As chair of the ARC, I was honored to work with several distinguished pediatric audiologists on the organizing committee, including Dr. Marlene Bagatto, University of Western Ontario; Dr. Linda Hood, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; and Dr. Douglas P. Sladen, Mayo Clinic—Rochester. With their thoughtful input, we convened an outstanding program of researchers in our field that attracted 230 attendees! I also want to acknowledge the organizational support of Dr. Jennifer Shinn, University of Kentucky, and Meggan Olek, the Academy’s director of professional advancement. Their assistance was critical to the success of the conference. Our charge was to identify a group of speakers who could address a wide-range of current research in childhood hearing loss and connect that work with clinical practice. An exceptional group of investigators showcased their latest discoveries that spanned basic and applied hearing sciences. These six speakers, in addition to 12 posters, stimulated thought and discussion of important issues relevant to serving children with hearing loss and their families. The following abstracts from each of our speakers summarize their presentations. This content is an exclusive benefit for American Academy of Audiology members. If you're a member, log in and you'll get immediate access. Member Login If you're not yet a member, you'll be interested to know that joining not only gives you access to top-notch resources like this one, but also invitations to member-only events, inclusion in the member directory, participation in professional forums, and access to patient resources, tools, and continuing education. Join today!