Academy Research Conference (ARC)

Academy Research Conference (ARC)

Virtual Academy Research Conference 2021
Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder

April 8, 2021, 10:00 am-4:00 pm Eastern Time

Chaired by Linda Hood, PhD, Professor, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University

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. Earn up to 0.5 AAA/Tier 1 CEUs.

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ARC 2021 Agenda

Eastern Time
10:00–10:15 am 

Angela Shoup, PhD, Academy President
Linda Hood, PhD, ARC 2021 Chair

10:15–10:45 am  

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

10:45–11:15 am


Electrophysiology in Patients with Gene Mutations Related to AN/ANSD
Rosamaria Santarelli, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova
11:15–11:45 am


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

11:45–12:15 pm

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

12:15–12:45 pm Questions and Discussions
Morning speakers

12:45–1:15 pm


1:15–1:45 pm  

Speech-Evoked Cortical Responses in Infants and Children with and Without Hearing Loss
Kristin 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

1:45–2:15 pm

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

2:15–2:45 pm

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

2:45–3:15 pm

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

3:15–3:45 pm

Questions and Discussions
Afternoon speakers

3:45–4:00 pm 

Closing Remarks
Linda Hood, PhD, ARC 2021 Chair