Upcoming Events - Philadelphia

Unilateral Hearing Loss in Children Conference

International Pediatric Conference



Sunday, October 22

6:00- 8:00 pm                  Welcome Reception/Poster Session/Speaker Dinner                        

Monday, October 23

  Conference Opening
8:30 – 8:45 am Welcome and introduction
Anne Marie Tharpe (USA)                                  
  Session I: Implications of UHL and SSD in Children
8:45– 9:15 am Early History: What's the Problem?
Anne Marie Tharpe (USA)  
9:15 – 9:55 am Cortical re-organization and outcomes in children with Single-Sided Deafness 
Anu Sharma (USA)
9:55 – 10:35 am Effects of Unilateral Hearing Loss on Children’s Speech Understanding in Complex Environments 
Dawna Lewis (USA)
10:35 – 11:05 am Coffee Break
11:05 – 11:45 am  Effort and Fatigue in Children with Unilateral Hearing Loss- What’s the risk? 
Ben Hornsby (USA)
11:45 – 12:25 pm Consequences of UHL on language and school performance
Judith Lieu (USA)
12:25 – 12:35pm Session discussion
12:35 – 1:45 pm
  Session II: Management of UHL
1:45 – 2:25 pm Predictors of language development of children with unilateral hearing loss 
Christine Yoshinago-Italo(USA)
2:25 – 3:10 pm
Examining Recommendations for Hearing Aid Use in Children with Unilateral Hearing Loss 
Marlene Bagatto (CAN)
3:10 – 3:40 pm Coffee Break
3:40 – 4:20 pm Unilateral hearing loss: A glimpse of amplification decisions and use for today’s children
Elizabeth Fitzpatrick (CAN)
4:20 – 4:30 pm Session Discussion
4:30 – 5:20 pm Clinician Panel
5:20 pm Announcements & Adjourn Day 1
6:30 – 9:00 pm Phonak Dinner

Tuesday, October 24

  Session III: Management of SSD
8:30-8:40 am Announcements & Introductions  
8:40-9:20 am BC devices
9:20-10:05 am Cochlear Implantation as a Treatment Option for Unilateral Hearing Loss in Children 
Douglas Sladen (USA)
10:05-10:45 am Can CROS aids improve speech comprehension and listening effort in classrooms?
Erin Picou (USA)
10:45-11:15 am Coffe Break
11:15-11:55 am Self-Esteem and Self-Advocacy: Impacted by Unilateral HL/Single-Sided Deafness?
Cheryl DeConde Johnson (USA)
11:55-12:05 pm Session discussion
12:05-12:45 pm Parents Unplugged: A Panel Discussion About the SSD/UHL Journey 
Janet DesGeorges (USA)  with Shelli Janning, Stacy Allgeier, Lisa Cable
12:45 pm End of conference