Upcoming Events - San Diego

A Sound Foundation Through Early Amplification 2020

8th International Pediatric Audiology Conference

October 25 – 28, San Diego

The 8th International Pediatric Conference “A Sound Foundation Through Early Amplification” will be held in San Diego on October 25 - 28, 2020. Sponsored by Phonak, the conference is chaired by Prof. Anne Marie Tharpe and Dr. Marlene Bagatto. The Phonak Research Advisory Board serves as the Steering Committee. The Committee has selected speakers from among the world’s most distinguished pediatric audiology experts as well as experts in related fields, new investigators, and clinicians. “The attendees of this conference can be assured of an exciting forum of speakers from around the world,” says conference chair Tharpe. This conference gathering will 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. Additional conference highlights include a submitted poster session and focused panel sessions designed to highlight interesting clinical topics.

Poster Session:

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

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 before 31 May 2020 and benefit from the Early Bird rate.

Registration fee:

  • Early bird until May 31, 2020: USD 295.00
  • Regular from June 1, 2020: USD 360.00
  • Full time students (letter required) USD 220.00
  • Guest at the Phonak Evening USD 80.00

Registration fee includes: Two and a half days of presentations by the foremost international experts in the field of pediatric audiology, breaks (morning & afternoon), lunches (Monday and Tuesday), welcome reception (Sunday evening), dinner with Phonak (Tuesday night) and a reception during the poster session (Monday evening).

Register here



Conference Hotel:

901 Bayfront Ct. Ste. #1
San Diego, CA 92101


A block of rooms has been reserved at:

Intercontinental San Diego
901 Bayfront Ct. Ste. #1
San Diego, CA 92101

Book a room

Rate: Single/Double: $ 219.00 excluding taxes and service charge

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