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A Sound Foundation Through Early Amplification 2021 - Virtual

8th International Pediatric Audiology Conference

Virtual Online Conference
28th – 31th March 2021: with live Q&A
1st April – 30th June 2021: recordings available on-demand

Join us live online March 28-31, 2021 for the 8th International Pediatric Audiology Conference, “A Sound Foundation Through Early Amplification”.  The conference is now planned as a fully virtual experience with 2.5 days of presentations and featuring live Q &A sessions with all speakers and a live, interactive poster session.

Speakers selected hail from among the world’s most distinguished pediatric audiology experts as well as experts in related fields, new researchers and clinicians. This conference aims to stimulate thoughtful interactions among attendees and speakers on a wide variety of topics related to childhood hearing loss. Topics include:

  • minimizing listening challenges in children with hearing loss,
  • working with children who have unusual hearing loss configurations,
  • contemporary newborn hearing screening approaches, and
  • Pediatric eHealth — all within the context of family-centered service provision for children with hearing loss

Sponsored by Phonak, the conference is chaired by Anne Marie Tharpe, Ph.D., Professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, and Marlene Bagatto, Au.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Elborn College. The Phonak Research Advisory Board serves as the steering committee. This conference cannot be missed! “The attendees of this conference can be assured of an exciting forum of speakers from around the world,” says Tharpe.

Poster Session:

We invite all participants to submit posters on topics related to any of the above mentioned topics.

Registration will remain open for recorded event until June 30th 2021.

Surely this is a conference not to be missed!

CEUs have been applied for (approx. 12 hours)

For any questions please contact: phonak.conference@phonak.com



Registration fees

Please register for the conference under the link below.

Registration fee for online attendance:
  • Virtual attendance (full program only) USD 150.00
  • Virtual attendance for Students (full program only) USD 90.00

If you are unable to attend the live event, the recordings will be available to watch on-demand until Friday June 30th 2021. Simply register and we'll issue you with the link to the recording via email.

Register here


CEUs have been applied for (approx. 12 hours)


Anne Marie Tharpe, Ph.D.

Anne Marie Tharpe

Professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences and Chair of the Department,
Professor of Otolaryngology,
Associate Director,
Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center

Marlene Bagatto, AuD, Phd

Marlene Bagatto

Research Ass./Adjunct
Research Professor
School of Communications and Sciences and Disorders
RM 2262J, Elborn College