March 2 - 4, 2023
Scottsdale Plaza Resort
Scottsdale, Arizona

Abstract Downloads: Poster Abstracts | Podium Abstracts


8:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Ear & Hearing Editorial Board Meeting  LAS PALMAS A

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: AAS Executive Board Meeting  LAS PALMAS B

1:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Registration  CONVENTION DESK


7:45 AM - 5:00 PM: Registration  CONVENTION DESK

8:00 AM - 10:55 AM: TECHNOLOGY UPDATES (Industry Sponsored Sessions)

8:00 AM - 8:25 AM: First Round / 8:30 AM - 8:55 AM: Repeat of Sessions

Session 1A: Go Behind the Scenes: A New Beginning with Starkey's Next-Generation Technology
Michelle L. Hicks, PhD, Starkey  GRAND BALLROOM ABC

Session 1B: Advances in SmartEP for Averaging, SNR Estimation and Audiovisual Integration
Rafael E. Delgado, PhD, Intelligent Hearing Systems Corp  GRAND BALLROOM D

Session 1C: ReSound's Unique Approach to Directionality: The Scientific Evidence and Resulting Benefits to Users
Jill Mecklenburger, AuD, GN Hearing  GRAND BALLROOM EF

9:00 AM - 9:25 AM: Second Round / 9:30 AM - 9:55 AM: Repeat of Sessions

Session 2A: Jabra Enhance: Optimizing Client Engagement in the Digital World
Harvey B. Abrams, PhD, Jabra Hearing  GRAND BALLROOM ABC

Session 2B: Hearing Devices and Quality of Life: Do Newer Advanced Features Drive Higher Levels of Patient Outcomes?
Brian J. Taylor, AuD, WSAudiology - Signia  GRAND BALLROOM D

Session 2C: Update on Companion Mics Developments
Mead C. Killion, PhD, MCK Audio  GRAND BALLROOM EF

Session 2D: Assessment of Middle Ear Function Using Wideband Tympanometry: Current Practices and Future Prospects
Hammam AlMakadma, AuD, PhD, CCC-A, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY; on behalf of Interacoustics  EL TEATRO

10:00 AM - 10:25 AM: Third Round / 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM: Repeat of Sessions

Session 3A: Widex SoundRelax: Expanding Options for Managing Tinnitus and Stress
Dana Helmink, AuD, Widex USA  GRAND BALLROOM ABC

Session 3B: Preclinical Development of AK-OTOF: A Genetic Medicine for Otoferlin Gene-Mediated Hearing Loss
Michelle D. Valero, PhD, Akouos, Inc.  GRAND BALLROOM D

Session 3C: Clinical Benefits of a New Approach to Adaptive Directionality with Phonak Lumity
Kevin D. Seitz-Paquette, AuD, Sonova  GRAND BALLROOM EF 

Session 3D: Development of SPI-1005 for the Treatment of Hearing Loss and Tinnitus
Jonathan Kil, MD, Sound Pharmaceuticals  EL TEATRO

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: IRC Sponsored Session  GRAND BALLROOM ABC   Moderators: Andrew Dittberner, PhD and David Fabry, PhD

Short-Term Impact of Hearing Aids on Behavioral, Cognitive, Emotion, and Physiologic Measures
Erin Schaefer, PhD and Sharon Miller, PhD

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM: Lunch Outdoors  CYPRESS COURT

12:40 PM - 12:45 PM: Poster Session I Setup - Put Up Posters  TERRAZA

12:45 PM - 1:10 PM: Opening Comments  GRAND BALLROOM ABC

René Gifford, PhD, AAS President
Francis Kuk, PhD, President-Elect and Program Chair
Ross Roeser, PhD, Founding Member

1:10 PM - 2:10 PM: Translational Research I  GRAND BALLROOM ABC,  Moderator: Charles J. Limb, MD

Bimodal Neuromodulation for Tinnitus Treatment
Hubert H. Lim, PhD
Professor in Biomedical Engineering and Otolaryngology, Endowed Lions Professorship in Otolaryngology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2:25 PM - 4:40 PM: Concurrent Podium Presentations

PODIUM SESSION I: Amplification I - Over-the-Counter (OTC) Devices  GRAND BALLROOM ABC,  Moderator: Shilpi Banerjee, PhD

2:25 PM – 2:45 PM: Evaluation of Over-the-Counter Earbuds to Improve Hearing and Communication
Nicky Chong-White, PhD, National Acoustic Laboratories, Sydney, Australia

2:45 PM – 3:05 PM: Outcomes of Self-Fitting Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aids When Compared to Hearing Aids Fit by Hearing Care Professionals
Vinaya Manchaiah, AuD, PhD, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

3:05 PM – 3:25 PM: Priming Effects: Labeling Hearing Aids as "Prescriptive" or "Over-the-Counter"
Ashley Wright, AuD, Sonova, Itasca, IL

3:25 PM – 3:40 PM: BREAK

3:40 PM – 4:00 PM: Revisiting Consumer Attitudes towards Direct-to-Consumer Models of Hearing Healthcare
Jasleen Singh, AuD, PhD, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

4:00 PM – 4:20 PM: Using an OTC Hearing Device With and Without Audiology Service
Hua Ou, MD, PhD, NIH/NIDCD, Bethesda, MD

4:20 PM – 4:40 PM: Barriers/Facilitators to Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Use in People With Dementia
Dana Patton Urbanski, AuD, University of Minnesota, Champlin, MN

PODIUM SESSION II: Hearing Care Service Delivery and Tinnitus  GRAND BALLROOM DEF,  Moderator: Rachael Frush Holt, PhD

2:25 PM – 2:45 PM: Patient Demographics and Hearing Screening in Primary Care Clinics
New Investigator Presentation
Jessica S. West, PhD, Duke University, Durham, NC

2:45 PM – 3:05 PM: Generational Differences in Prevalence of Hearing Loss and Hearing-Aid Use
Lauren K. Dillard, AuD, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

3:05 PM – 3:25 PM: A Large-Scale Study of Progression of Hearing Loss in Australian Children
Jessica J.M. Monaghan, PhD, National Acoustic Laboratories, Sydney, Australia

3:25 PM – 3:40 PM: BREAK

3:40 PM – 4:00 PM: Advancing Hearing Health Equity for Older Adults: The HEARS RCT
Carrie L. Nieman, MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

4:00 PM – 4:20 PM: A Genome-Wide Association Study Identifies Shared Genetic Links Between Tinnitus and Health-Related Comorbidities
Ishan S. Bhatt, PhD, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

4:20 PM – 4:40 PM: A Preliminary Study of Tinnitus Activities Treatment-Online
Ann Perreau, PhD, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

PODIUM SESSION III: Speech Testing, Processing and Psychoacoustics  LA VALENCIA,  Moderator: Tina M. Grieco-Calub, PhD

2:25 PM – 2:45 PM: Audiometric Variables that Influence Speech Recognition in Quiet and Noise
Matthew B. Fitzgerald, PhD, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

2:45 PM – 3:05 PM: Identifying Latent Factors Linked to Individual Differences in Speech Recognition
Adam Bosen, PhD, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, NE

3:05 PM – 3:25 PM: Experience with the Adaptive Everyday Word Test
David Zapala, PhD, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

3:25 PM – 3:40 PM: BREAK

3:40 PM – 4:00 PM: Audiovisual Speech Cues Facilitate Children's Recognition of Degraded Speech
Tina M. Grieco-Calub, Rush University Medical Center, Skokie, IL

4:00 PM – 4:20 PM: Effects of Interaural Asymmetry and Spread of Excitation on Fusion
Justin Aronoff, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

4:20 PM – 4:40 PM: Cochlear Synaptopathy in Service Members with Self-Reported Temporary Hearing Loss
Douglas Brungart, PhD, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM: Carhart Memorial Lecture  GRAND BALLROOM ABC,  Moderator: Francis Kuk, PhD

Communicating Emotional Prosody with Cochlear Implants: Predictors and Mechanisms
Monita Chatterjee, PhD
Senior Scientist & Director, Auditory Prostheses & Perception Laboratory, Center for Hearing & Speech Perception Research, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, NE

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM: 50th Anniversary Celebration (not eligible for CEU)  CAMELBACK VISTA


7:45 AM - 1:30 PM: Registration  CONVENTION DESK

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Early Career Research Award Presentation  GRAND BALLROOM ABC,  Moderator: Lisa L. Hunter, PhD

Audiovisual Speech Enhancement: Effects of Development and Hearing Loss
Kaylah Lalonde, PhD
Boystown National Research Hospital, Omaha, NE

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM: Translational Research II - Killion Lecture  GRAND BALLROOM ABC,  Moderator: Dave Fabry, PhD

Auditory Situation Awareness: The Conundrum When Your Life Depends Upon Your Hearing and Your Hearing Depends on Your Hearing Protector
John G. Casali, PhD, CPE
Grado Professor and Director, Auditory Systems Lab, Virginia Tech University and Chief Technology Officer, Hearing, Ergonomics & Acoustics Resources (HEAR), LLC, Blacksburg, VA

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM: Poster Session I Presentations  TERRAZA

Presenters with odd numbered posters should plan to present between 9:30 am - 10:30 am. Presenters with even numbered posters should plan to present between 10:30 am - 11:30 am. Presenters are also free to be available at any other time the poster is on display.

11:30 AM - 11:35 AM: Poster Session I - Take Down Posters  TERRAZA

11:30 AM: Lunch - Box lunches will be available for pick-up starting at 11:30 AM.  CYPRESS COURT

11:45 AM - 12:45 AM: Awards & Recognitions (not eligible for CEU)  GRAND BALLROOM ABC

Membership Update: René Gifford, PhD, AAS President
Life Achievement Award: Brenda Ryals, PhD, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Ear and Hearing Update: Ruth Litovsky, PhD, Editor-in-Chief
Ear and Hearing Editor's Award: TBA
Ear and Hearing Readers' Choice Award: TBA

12:45 PM - 12:50 PM: Poster Session II Setup - Put Up Posters  TERRAZA

12:50 PM - 2:50 PM: Poster Session II Presentations  TERRAZA

Presenters with odd numbered posters should plan to present between 12:50 pm - 1:50 pm. Presenters with even numbered posters should plan to present between 1:50 pm - 2:50 pm. Presenters are also free to be available at any other time the poster is on display.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: NIH-NIDCD Session on NRSA Funding Mechanisms and Diversity Initiatives  GRAND BALLROOM ABC

Organized by the Student and Post-Doctoral Mentoring Committee

Speaker: Cendrine Robinson PhD, MPH, Chief Diversity Officer, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, NIH

This session is geared toward AuD and PhD students, post-doctoral fellows, and early career investigators.  The session will cover information about NIH National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellowships and Diversity Initiatives, as well as advice and keys for successful applications. Ample time will be provided for audience questions. 

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Learning From Our Past, Sharing the Present, Envisioning Our Future: Gender and Bias in Science  GRAND BALLROOM ABC  Moderator: Lisa L. Hunter, PhD

Organized by the Student and Post-Doctoral Mentoring Committee

Gender, race, ethnicity, and social class are difficult topics to navigate as you launch and build your career.  Reflecting over the past 50 years that the American Auditory Society has been in existence, the world has changed dramatically, and our workplaces have evolved to varying degrees. The past 3 years brought a tsunami of change, and we are all navigating nebulous boundaries of virtual and in-person work, while many of us are more isolated and in need of support from colleagues, peers, and mentors. This round table session will feature women scientists at senior, middle, and early career levels to share their perspectives on sexism, racism and class on careers.  A moderated interactive round table discussion on these topics will follow.  A summary panel discussion will wrap up the afternoon.  Everyone is welcome to attend – people of all backgrounds and levels of experience can contribute to and be allies in this discussion.  Our goal is to evoke positive ways we can build a future where everyone is empowered to use their talents to contribute to advances in hearing and balance.  

Panel:  Yvonne Sininger, PhD; Jessica Sullivan, PhD; Shamine Alves
Round Tables: Angela Garinis, PhD; Gabriella Musacchia, PhD; Chanel Hudson

5:45 PM - 6:45 PM: Happy Hour: Hosted by Mentoring - Students and Postdocs of AAS (spAAS) (not eligible for CEU)  GRAND BALLROOM FOYER

Informal setting to socialize and meet new people. Anyone who is an AuD or PhD student, a Post-Doc or Early Career Professional, or is interested in being a mentor to one, please join us! A cash bar and light snacks will be available. 


7:45 AM - 4:15 PM: Registration  CONVENTION DESK

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Translational Research III  GRAND BALLROOM DEF,  Moderator: Jessica R. Sullivan, PhD

From Bench to Bedside: Approaches for Objective Measures and Treatment of Hearing and Balance Dysfunction
Avril Genene Holt, PhD
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI

9:15 AM - 12:15 PM: Concurrent Podium Presentations

PODIUM SESSION IV: Electrophysiology and Diagnostics  GRAND BALLROOM DEF,  Moderator: O'neil Guthrie, PhD

9:15 AM – 9:35 AM: Effect of Extended High-Frequency Hearing on Cochlear and Brainstem Function
New Investigator Presentation
Jithin R. Balan, PhD, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

9:35 AM – 9:55 AM: Substance Misuse: Effects on Auditory and Vestibular Function
Michelle L. Hughes, PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

9:55 AM – 10:15 AM: Optimal ASSR Stimulus Repetition Rates in Normal and Hearing-Impaired Infants
Ute Geiger, PhD, University Hospital of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany

10:15 AM – 10:35 AM: Extended High Frequency Thresholds, Otoacoustic Emissions, and Medial Olivocochlear Reflex
W. Wiktor Jedrzejczak, PhD, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Warsaw, Poland


10:55 AM – 11:15 AM: Efferent Functioning Following Resolved Otitis Media
Srikanta Mishra, PhD, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

11:15 AM – 11:35 AM: Ears Rumble, But Which Muscle Takes the Volitional Tumble?
Felicia Herlevi, BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

11:35 AM – 11:55 AM: Therapeutic Benefit of Acute Mild Hypothermia Applied Following Non-Neuropathic Noise
Samantha Rincon Sabatino, BS, University of Miami, Miami, FL

11:55 AM – 12:15 PM: The Diagnostic Utility of Cervical Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential as an Indicator of Vestibular Noise Injury
Hillary A. Snapp, AuD, PhD, University of Miami, Miami, FL

PODIUM SESSION V: Hearing Loss and Associated Risks  LA VALENCIA,  Moderator: Heather Weinreich, MD

9:35 AM – 9:55 AM: Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Older Adults with Hearing Loss in the ACHIEVE Study
New Investigator Presentation
Alison R. Huang, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

9:55 AM – 10:15 AM: Association Between Hearing Loss & Loneliness: A Cross-sectional Population Study
Jonathan J. Suen, AuD, Johns Hopkins Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health, Baltimore, MD

10:15 AM – 10:35 AM: Hearing Loss and Prevalence of Depression in Older Adults in the U.S.
Joseph Shen, MS, The Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD


10:55 AM – 11:15 AM: Association Between Health Literacy, Cognition, and Hearing-Related Outcomes
Hua Ou, MD, PhD, NIH/NIDCD, Bethesda, MD

11:15 AM – 11:35 AM: Dementia Risk Attributable to Hearing Loss Among Older Americans
Jason R. Smith, MS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

11:35 AM – 11:55 AM: Hearing Loss and Fatigue in Middle-Aged and Older Adults
Kening Jiang, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

11:55 AM – 12:15 PM: Sensory Gating and Noise Acceptance in Listeners (With)out Hearing Loss
Christopher Slugocki, PhD, WS Audiology, Lisle, IL

PODIUM SESSION VI: Amplification II - Evaluation, Outcome and Rehabilitation  GRAND BALLROOM ABC,  Moderator: Jason Galster, PhD

9:15 AM – 9:35 AM: Music Re-Engineering Impacts Music Enjoyment Among Single-Sided Deafness Cochlear Implantees
Dongwon Lee, BA, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

9:35 AM – 9:55 AM: Participant-Identified Listening Goals in the ACHIEVE Study
Sarah Faucette, AuD, PhD, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Madison, MS

9:55 AM – 10:15 AM: Development of Empowerment Audiology Questionnaires (EmpAQ) to Measure Hearing-Related Empowerment
Melanie Ferguson, PhD, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

10:15 AM – 10:35 AM: Can In-Situ Self-Reports Prevent Narrative Effects? An EMA Study
Yu-Hsiang Wu, MD, PhD, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


10:55 AM – 11:15 AM: Optimal Response Format for Microinteraction-Based Ecological Momentary Assessment (Micro-EMA)
Yu-Hsiang Wu, MD, PhD, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

11:15 AM – 11:35 AM: Inferring Real-World Listening Effort from Data-Logging with Hearing Aids
Jeppe Christensen, PhD, Eriksholm Research Centre, Snekkersten, Denmark

11:35 AM – 11:55 AM: Use of Natural Language Processing to Examine Hearing Aid Outcomes from Open-Ended Text
Vinaya Manchaiah, AuD, PhD, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

11:55 AM – 12:15 PM: Use of Machine Learning to Predict Adult Cochlear Implant Outcomes
Aaron C. Moberly, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM: Poster Session II - Take Down Posters  TERRAZA

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch Outdoors  CYPRESS COURT

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Special Session: Uncovering Hidden Hearing Loss: Noise Exposure, Tinnitus and Aging  GRAND BALLROOM DEF,  Moderator: Rene Gifford, PhD

Cochlear Deafferentation in Noise-Induced and Age-Related Hearing Loss
Sharon G. Kujawa, PhD, Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Noise-Induced Hidden Hearing Loss: What We Can Learn from Military Veterans
Naomi Bramhall, AuD, PhD, VA National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research, Oregon Health & Science University Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Portland, OR

Noise-Induced Hearing Disorders: Hidden and Not-So-Hidden Injuries
Colleen Le Prell, PhD, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM: Summary and Adjournment  GRAND BALLROOM DEF

AAS Invited, Podium, and Technology Update Session Speakers Bios and Disclosures

AAS Poster Presenter Bios and Disclosures