Preliminary Program

Wednesday, October 15

Welcome reception, top floor, Hilton

Thursday, October 16

Opening remarks

Discussion I: The Unique Ear: Towards a better understanding of hearing loss

We will discuss how electroacoustic outputs of hearing aids, resting brain activity, and functional imaging of the auditory system can help answer this question.

Podium presentations from invited speakers and selected abstract submissions.

Poster session I

Discussion II: The Unique Choice: Deciding whether and how to implant

Implantation criteria are expanding and there are increasing numbers and types of implants to choose from. What can we do in the pre-implant phase to help optimize the best post-implant outcomes? We will discuss electroacoustic outputs of hearing aids, resting brain activity, and functional imaging of the auditory system to help.

Podium presentations from invited speakers and selected abstract submissions.

Discussion III: The Unique Implant: Can we preserve hearing AND provide optimal stimulation?

We will discuss how imaging and measuring cochlear structure can guide the best placement of the implant and the use of electrophysiology to evaluate surgery and electrodes which aim to preserve hearing.

Podium presentations from invited speakers and selected abstract submissions.

Poster session II

Open paper session I

Friday October 17, 2014

Discussion IV: The Unique Fitting: Are we providing the right cues to implant users?

We seek to improve hearing for both speech and music using electrophysiological measures of binaural processing in bilateral implant and bimodal users and novel stimulation strategies to optimize auditory responses.

Podium presentations from invited speakers and selected abstract submissions.

Poster session III

Open paper session II

Discussion V: The Unique Benefit: Did it work? Monitoring plasticity and progress after implantation

The impacts of deafness on the brain can be visualized in many different ways. The same tools are used to study how implant users learn to use the new input to hear.

Podium presentations from invited speakers and selected abstract submissions.

Poster session IV

Open papers session III

Reception at the CN Tower

Saturday, October 18

Passing on the flag and summary remarks

Special Panel on the Elderly Patient

Unique people, unique measures, unique solutions: What is the most important measure in an elderly person considering implantation?

Here we have a “unique” opportunity to gather together leaders in engineering in our Industry panel, scientific leaders in our Scientific panel, and leading surgeons, audiologists and other allied health professions in our Clinical panel.

Open paper session IV

Closing remarks

Download the program and abstracts from the 7th International Symposium on Objective Measures in Auditory Implants -- Amsterdam, September 2012

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