Upcoming Events - Philadelphia

Unilateral Hearing Loss in Children Conference

International Pediatric Conference



Sunday, October 22

6:00- 8:00 pm                           Welcome Reception and Poster Session              

Monday, October 23

  Conference Opening
8:30 – 8:45 am Welcome and Introductions
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 – 10:25 am Coffee Break
10:25 – 11:05 am Effects of Unilateral Hearing Loss on Children’s Speech Understanding in Complex Environments 
Dawna Lewis (USA)
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 – 1:30 pm
  Session II: Management of UHL
1:30 – 2:10 pm Predictors of Language Development of Children with Unilateral Hearing Loss 
Christine Yoshinago-Italo (USA)
2:10 – 2:50 pm Examining Recommendations for Hearing Aid Use in Children with Unilateral Hearing Loss 
Marlene Bagatto (CAN)
2:50 – 3:20 pm Coffee Break
3:20 – 4:00 pm Unilateral Hearing Loss: A Glimpse of Amplification Decisions and Use for Today’s Children
Elizabeth Fitzpatrick (CAN)
4:00 – 4:10 pm Session Discussion
4:10 –4:55 pm Clinician Panel
Sarah McKay (USA), Hilary Snapp (USA), Patrica Roush (USA)
5:00 pm Announcements & Adjourn Day 1
7:00 – 9:00 pm Phonak Dinner

Tuesday, October 24

  Session III: Management of SSD
8:30-8:35 am Announcements & Introductions  
8:35-9:15 am Evaluation and Management of SSD Using Bone Conduction Devices
Hillary Snapp (USA)
9:15-09:55 am Cochlear Implantation as a Treatment Option for Unilateral Hearing Loss in Children 
Douglas Sladen (USA)
9:55-10:35 am Can CROS Aids Improve Speech Recognition and Comprehension in Classrooms?
Erin Picou (USA)
10:35-11:05 am Coffee Break
11:05-11:45 am Self-Esteem and Self-Advocacy: Impacted by Unilateral Hearing Loss / Single-Sided Deafness?
Cheryl DeConde Johnson (USA)
11:45-11:55 am Session Discussion
11:55-12:35 pm Parents Unplugged: A Panel Discussion About the SSD/UHL Journey 
Janet DesGeorges (USA)  with Shelli Janning, Stacy Allgeier, Lisa Cable
12:35-12:45 pm Closing
Anne Marie Tharpe (USA)