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A Sound Foundation Through Early Amplification 2021

8th International Pediatric Audiology Conference

March 28 — 31, 2021 | San Diego

Join us Mar. 28-31, 2021, in San Diego, for the 8th International Pediatric Audiology Conference, “A Sound Foundation Through Early Amplification.” Speakers selected hail from among the world’s most distinguished pediatric audiology experts as well as experts in related fields, new investigators and clinicians. 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.

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.

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 May 31, 2020, to benefit from the early bird rate.

Registration fee:

  • Early bird until May 31, 2020: $295.00
  • Regular from June 1, 2020: $360.00
  • Full time students (letter required): $220.00
  • Guest at the Phonak Evening: $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 & Tuesday)
  • Welcome reception (Sunday evening) 
  • Dinner with Phonak (Tuesday night)
  •  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, Ph.D

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, Au.D., Ph.D.

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