Upcoming Events

A Sound Foundation Through Early Amplification

28 - 31 March 2021: all sessions with live Q&A
31 March - 30 June 2021: all sessions available, recordings only

EST Time Zone


Sunday, March 28 (EST time zone)

3:00 - 3:15 PM Conference Opening: Welcome & Introductions
Anne Marie Tharpe (USA) & Marlene Bagatto (CAN)
3:15 - 3:20 PM Introduction of Keynote Address
Anne Marie Tharpe (USA)
3:20 - 4:05 PM Keynote Address - Steve Lomber
Impact of Congenital Hearing Loss on Brain Development
4:05 - 4:15 PM Break  
4:15 - 5:15 PM Virtual Poster Session with live Q&A  
from 5:15 PM All 5 Sessions open to watch:  

Session 1: Minimizing Listening Challenges in Children with Hearing Loss

Session Chair:

  Quantifying Listening-Related Fatigue in Children with Hearing Loss : An Update on the Vanderbilt Fatigue Scale
Ben Hornsby (USA)
  Optimizing children’s learning in noise and other places
Andrea Pittman (USA)
  Practical Considerations for Optimizing Remote Microphone Benefit for School-age Children
Jace Wolfe (USA)
  Use of Roger technology in the homes of children with hearing loss
Carlos Benitez-Bererra (ESP)
  Extended Bandwidth Hearing Aid Fittings for Children
Susan Scollie (CAN)
  Pediatric fittings and big data – what we know now and what we hope to learn
Angela Pelosi (CH)

Session 2: Edges of Technology Candidacy

Session Chair:

  The Benefits of Early Acoustic Hearing for Pediatric Cochlear Implant Recipients
Lisa Davidson (USA)
  Transitioning from hearing aids to bimodal hearing: evidence-based guidelines for borderline cochlear implant candidates
Rene Gifford (USA)
  Rethinking gray areas in hearing aid candidacy for children
Ryan McCreery (USA)
  Listening effort in school-aged children with unilateral hearing loss: Can RM(FM) and/or CROS help?
Ilze Oosthuizen (ZAF)
  Bridging the time gap between new-born screening and behavioural assessment
Kevin Munro (UK)

Session 3:  Case Conference &  cCMV - A Preventable Cause of Hearing Loss

Session Chair: Marlene Bagatto (CAN)

Case Conference:
Dawna Lewis (USA)
Patricia Roush (USA)
Andrea Bohnert (GER)

  Should we screen newborns for congenital CMV?  Ethical and legal considerations
Ellen Wright Clayton (USA)
  Universal and Targeted Approaches to Newborn Hearing Screening for cCMV
Karen Fowler (USA)
  Personal Experiences with cCMV Screening
Karl White (USA)

Session 4: Pediatric eHealth

Session Chair:

  Capturing real-world aided outcomes using ecological momentary assessment with children
Danielle Glista (CAN)
  Access all Areas: Getting the most out of hearing tech and mobile devices
Michael Harrison (AUS)
  HA: Supporting Parent Hearing Aid Management Practices
Karen Munoz (USA)
  mHealth-supported hearing and vision care for preschool children
DeWet Swanepoel (ZAF)

Session 5:   Focus on Families and Children

Session Chair: 

  Evidence Based Family-to-Family Support:  From Theory to Practice
Janet DesGeorges (USA)
  The Power of Peers:  Connecting Teens with Hearing Challenges
Carrie Spangler (USA)
  Phonak Teen Panel
Moderator: Carrie Spangler (USA)
  Introduction of Endnote Address
Endnote Address - Cynthia Morton 
Steps to a Genomic Future in Newborn Hearing Screening
  Closing Remarks
Anne Marie Tharpe (USA), Marlene Bagatto (CAN) and Angela Pelosi (CH)

Monday, March 29 (EST time zone)

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Live Q&A of all Session 1 presenters:

  Ben Hornsby (USA)​  
  Andrea Pittman (USA)​  
  Jace Wolfe (USA)​  
  Carlos Benitez-Berrera (ESP)​  
  Susan Scollie (CAN)​  
  Angela Pelosi (CH)​  
3:00 - 4:00 PM

Live Q&A of all Session 2 presenters:

  Lisa Davidson (USA)  
  Rene Gifford (USA)  
  Ryan McCreery (USA)  
  Ilze Oosthuizen (ZAF)  
  Kevin Munro (UK)  

Tuesday, March 30 (EST time zone)

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Live Q&A of all Session 3 presenters:

  Marlene Bagatto (CAN)  ​
  Dawna Lewis (USA)  ​
  Patricia Roush (USA)  ​
  Andrea Bohnert (GER)  ​
  Karen Fowler (USA)  ​
  Ellen Wright Clayton (USA)  ​
3:00 - 4:00 PM

Live Q&A of all Session 4 presenters:

  Danielle Glista (CAN)​  ​
  Michael Harrison (AUS)​  ​
  Karen Munoz (USA)​  ​
  DeWet Swanepoel (ZAF)​  ​

Wednesday, March 31 (EST time zone)

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Live Q&A of all Session 5 presenters:

  Janet DesGeorges (USA)  ​
  Carrie Spangler (USA)  ​
  Cynthia Morton (USA)  ​