Schedule & Program

March 2 – 4, 2017
Scottsdale, Arizona

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

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: AAS Executive Board Meeting

1:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Early Registration 


7:30 AM - 5:00 PM: Registration 

8:00 AM - 11:55 AM: TECHNOLOGY UPDATES (Industry Sponsored Sessions)   (Conflict of Interest Information for all Technology Update Presentations)

8:00 AM - 8:55 AM  Technology Updates, Session 1

8:00 AM - 8:25 AM First Round

Session 1A: Maximizing the Bimodal Fitting: Benefits and Hearing Aid Fitting Strategies for Bimodal Patients (Tech 1A)
Neil Wright, AuD, GN ReSound

Session 1B: How to Make Domes More Comfortable (Tech 1B)
Aart van Halteren, MS, Sonion Nederland B.V.

Session 1C: Going BEYOND (Tech 1C)
Francis Kuk, PhD, Widex

8:30 AM – 8:55 AM  Repeat of Sessions 1A through 1C

9:00 AM – 9:55 AM  Technology Updates, Session 2

9:00 AM – 9:25 AM  First Round

Session 2A: Improving EHDI with the HearLab: Clinical Assessment of the Cortical Auditory Evoked Potential in Infants and Children with Hearing Loss (Tech 2A)
Elizabeth Musgrave, AuD, Hearts for Hearing on behalf of Frye Electronics, Inc.

Session 2B: Proven Benefits of the Synergy Platform (Tech 2B)
Elizabeth Galster, AuD, Starkey Hearing Technologies

9:30 AM – 9:55 AM  Repeat of Sessions 2A through 2B

10:00 AM – 10:55 AM  Technology Updates, Session 3

10:00 AM – 10:25 AM  First Round

Session 3A: The Business Case for Tele-Diagnostics / Aegis Technology Platform for Home Hearing Aid Adjustments and Counseling (Tech 3A)
Dave Davis, RemotEAR

Session 3B: How a Faster DSP is Changing the Way Consumers and Hearing Aid Users View the Use of their Amplification (Tech 3B)
Annette Mazevski, PhD, Oticon, Inc.

Session 3C: Advances in Newborn Hearing Screening Using a Simultaneous Air and Bone Conduction Stimulus Ramping Technique (Tech 3C)
Rafael Delgado, PhD, Intelligent Hearing Systems

10:30 AM – 10:55 AM  Repeat of Sessions 3A through 3C

11:00 AM – 11:55 AM  Technology Updates, Session 4

11:00 AM – 11:25 AM  First Round

Session 4A: Recharging the Rechargeable Hearing Instrument (Tech 4A)
Eric Branda, AuD, Sivantos, Inc.

Session 4B: AutoSense OS: Optimizing Hearing Aid Performance at the Speed of Life (Tech 4B)
Lori Rakita, AuD, Phonak

11:30 AM – 11:55 AM  Repeat of Sessions 4A through 4B

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch

12:55 PM - 1:10 PM: Poster Session I Setup - Put Up Posters

1:10 PM - 1:30 PM: Opening Comments

Beth Prieve, PhD, AAS President
Anil Lalwani, MD, President-Elect and Program Chair

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM: Translational Research I   (Moderator: Beth Prieve, PhD)

Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Mild to Severe Hearing Loss: Auditory Experience Matters
Mary Pat Moeller, PhD   (Conflict of Interest Form)
Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, NE

2:45 PM - 4:45 PM: Concurrent Podium Presentations     (Conflict of Interest Information for all Podium Presentations)

PODIUM SESSION I: Cochlear Implants and Outcome Measures: John Niparko Session   (Moderator: Charles Limb, MD)

2:45 PM - 3:05 PM: Neural Correlates of Phonetic Categorization in Adult Cochlear Implant Listeners (Pod.I.A.); New Investigator Presentation
Sharon Miller, PhD, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

3:05 PM - 3:25 PM: Maintaining a Stable Voice with a Cochlear Implant (Pod.I.B.)
Justin Aronoff, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

3:25 PM - 3:45 PM: Cochlear Implantation in Cases of Unilateral Hearing Loss: Quality of Life (Pod.I.C.)
Margaret Dillon, AuD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

3:45 PM - 4:05 PM: Psychophysical Tuning Curves in Pediatric Cochlear Implant Listeners (Pod.I.D.)
Julie Arenberg Bierer, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

4:05 PM - 4:25 PM: Have Technological Advancements in Hearing Aids Improved Subjective Outcomes? (Pod.I.E.)
Jingjing Xu, PhD, Starkey Hearing Technologies, Eden Prairie, MN

4:25 PM - 4:45 PM: Replacing Word-Recognition with Speech in Noise in Standard Audiometric Assessment (Pod.I.F.)
Matthew Fitzgerald, PhD, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

PODIUM SESSION II: Electrophysiology (AEPs)   (Moderator: Rafael Delgado, PhD)

2:45 PM - 3:05 PM: Investigation into Auditory Processing During Sleep in Children (Pod.II.A.); New Investigator Presentation
Adrienne Roman, PhD, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

3:05 PM - 3:25 PM: Current Applications of ECochG Beyond the Diagnosis of Meniere's Disease (Pod.II.B.)
John Ferraro, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

3:25 PM - 3:45 PM: Feasibility of Acupuncture to Induce Sleep for BAER Testing (Pod.II.C.)
Nicole Holmer, MS, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA

3:45 PM - 4:05 PM: Auditory Brainstem Response of the Bottlenose Dolphin Across Click Rate (Pod.II.D.)
Robert Burkard, PhD, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

4:05 PM - 4:25 PM: Jet Fuel and Noise Exposure Results in Central Auditory Dysfunctions (Pod.II.E.)
O'neil Guthrie, PhD, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

4:25 PM - 4:45 PM: Jackson Heart Study: Central Auditory Processing Deficits and Normal Hearing (Pod.II.F.)
Christopher Spankovich, PhD, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

PODIUM SESSION III: Speech Processing   (Moderators: Sandra Gordon-Salant, PhD and Lori Leibold, PhD)

2:45 PM - 3:05 PM: Measuring Listening Effort in Children with Hearing Loss: Single-Versus Dual-Task? (Pod.III.A.); New Investigator Presentation
Ronan McGarrigle, PhD, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

3:05 PM - 3:25 PM: Code-Switching in Bilingual Adults: Impact on Masked Speech Recognition (Pod.III.B.); New Investigator Presentation
Paula Garcia, PhD, Human Auditory Development Laboratory, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, NE

3:25 PM - 3:45 PM: Speech-in-Speech Recognition in School-Age Children and Adults (Pod.III.C.)
Emily Buss, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

3:45 PM - 4:05 PM: Realistic Evaluation of Speech Understanding (Pod.III.D.)
Elon Ullman, BA, Advanced Hearing Concepts/Smith-Kettlewell Institute, Bodega Bay, CA

4:05 PM - 4:25 PM: Rapid Evaluation of Hearing using Modified Versions of the Triple Digit Test (Pod.III.E.)
Douglas Brungart, PhD, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

4:25 PM - 4:45 PM: Influences on Band Independence in Speech Recognition (Pod.III.F.)
Nathaniel Whitmal, PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM: Carhart Memorial Lecture (Moderator: Linda Hood, PhD)

Reducing the Costs of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Robert A. Dobie, MD   (Conflict of Interest Form)
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Opening Reception 


7:30 AM - 3:00 PM: Registration

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Young Investigator Research Presentation   (Moderator: Kelly Tremblay, PhD)

Challenging Life's Assumptions: Lessons from Hidden Hearing Loss
Naomi F. Bramhall, PhD   (Conflict of Interest Form)
National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research, VA Portland Healthcare System, Portland, OR

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM: Poster Session I Presentations     (Conflict of Interest Information for all Poster Presentations)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM: Translational Research II   (Moderator: Robert Burkard, PhD)

Pediatric Balance Disorders: Where We've Been & Where We Are Going
Devin L. McCaslin, PhD   (Conflict of Interest Form)
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Poster Session I - Take Down Posters

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM: Awards Luncheon

Membership Update: Beth Prieve, PhD, AAS President
Life Achievement Award: Patricia G. Stelmachowicz, PhD
Ear and Hearing Editor's Award: TBA

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM: Poster Session II Setup - Put Up Posters

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Poster Session II Presentations

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM: NIDCD Research Presentation   (Moderator: Jill Firszt, PhD)

NIDCD Funding Opportunities for Students and Young Investigators
Dr. Alberto Rivera-Rentas
Amy M. Donahue, PhD

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: AAS Social Event at Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West


7:30 AM – 4:30 PM: Registration

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Translational Research III   (Moderator: Brent Edwards, PhD)

Computational Models of Hearing and Auditory Processing
Richard F. Lyon, Principal Scientist   (Conflict of Interest Form)
Google, Inc., Mountain View, CA

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

PODIUM SESSION IV: Amplification / Hearing Aids   (Moderator: Dennis Van Vliet, AuD)

9:15 AM - 9:35 AM: Domain-Specific Locus of Control and Hearing Aid Uptake (Pod.IV.A.)
Rebecca Kelly-Campbell, PhD, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

9:35 AM - 9:55 AM: Hearing Aid RCT Comparing Best-Practices and OTC Service Delivery (Pod.IV.B.)
Larry Humes, PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

9:55 AM - 10:15 AM: Towards Individualization of Hearing Aid Microphone Technologies in Adults (Pod.IV.C.)
Todd Ricketts, PhD, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

10:15 AM - 10:35 AM: Can Sound Beams Improve TV Listening with Asymmetric Hearing? (Pod.IV.D.)
Vishakha Rawool, PhD, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

10:55 AM - 11:15 AM: Evaluation of the 1:1 Communication Mode and of the Self-Fitting (Pod.IV.E.)
Chas Pavlovic, PhD, Batandcat Corporation, Palo Alto, CA

11:15 AM - 11:35 AM: Effects of Compression on Sound Localization Cues (Pod.IV.F.)
Anna Diedesch, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

11:35 AM - 11:55 AM: RESTART Theory: How Envelope Processing Constrains Spatial Hearing (Pod.IV.G.)
G. Christopher Stecker, PhD, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

11:55 AM - 12:15 PM: Extended High Frequency Amplification through 10 kHz Improves Speech Understanding (Pod.IV.H.)
Laura Street,
AuD, Earlens Corporation, Menlo Park, CA

PODIUM SESSION V: Hearing Loss and Diagnostic Audiology   (Moderator: Carmen Brewer, PhD)

9:15 AM - 9:35 AM: Lowest Acceptable Performance Level and Noise Tolerance Profile (Pod.V.A.)
Arthur Boothroyd, PhD, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

9:35 AM - 9:55 AM: Menopause and Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy and Risk of Hearing Loss (Pod.V.B.)
Sharon Curhan, MD, Channing Laboratory, Boston MA

9:55 AM - 10:15 AM: Hearing Loss and Incident Injuries Requiring Health Care (Pod.V.C.)
Paul Mick, MD, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, Canada

10:15 AM - 10:35 AM: A New Outcome Measure to Assess Social Participation in Adults (Pod.V.D.)
Melanie Ferguson, PhD, NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit, Nottingham, United Kingdom

10:55 AM - 11:15 AM: Measuring Auditory Thresholds with Frequency-Limited Environmental Sounds and Spondee Words (Pod.V.E.)
Sarah Poissant, PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA

11:15 AM - 11:35 AM: Wideband Acoustic Immittance: Effects of Measurement Equipment, Age, Gender, and Ear-Canal Area (Pod.V.F.)
Susan Voss, PhD, Smith College, Northampton, MA

11:35 AM - 11:55 AM: Using AudGenDB to Describe Middle-Ear Function in Normal and Down Syndrome Pediatric Patients (Pod.V.G.)
E. Bryan Crenshaw, III, PhD, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

11:55 AM - 12:15 PM: Effects of Middle Ear Pressure Compensation on Wideband Acoustic Immittance (WAI) and Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions in a Normal-Hearing Adult Population (Pod.V.H.)
Navid Shahnaz, PhD, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

PODIUM SESSION VI: Auditory Processing and Tinnitus   (Moderator: Jessica Sullivan, PhD)

9:15 AM - 9:35 AM: High Frequency Hearing Loss in Children with Learning Disorders (Pod.VI.A.)
David Moore, PhD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

9:35 AM - 9:55 AM: Testing Visual Attention Capabilities in Children with Suspected Auditory Processing Disorder (Pod.VI.B.)
Nicholas Altieri, PhD, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

9:55 AM - 10:15 AM: The Listen-Say Test in Children: Phonetic Discrimination and Reproduction (Pod.VI.C.)
Cecilia Nakeva von Mentzer, PhD, Department of Neuroscience/Communication Sciences Research Center, Uppsala, Sweden/Cincinnati, OH

10:15 AM - 10:35 AM: Speech Recognition and Comprehension in Children with Unilateral Hearing Loss (Pod.VI.D.)
Amanda Griffin, PhD, Boston Children's Hospital, Waltham, MA

10:55 AM - 11:15 AM: Assessment of Functional-Hearing Deficits in Active-Duty Service Members (Pod.VI.E.)
Ken Grant, PhD, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

11:15 AM - 11:35 AM: Tinnitus Management: Recommendations Based on Results of Four Controlled Studies (Pod.VI.F.)
James Henry, PhD, National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research, Portland, OR

11:35 AM - 11:55 AM: Is the Pitch Rating Method Used to Characterize Tinnitus Valid? (Pod.VI.G.)
Jennifer Lentz, PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

11:55 AM - 12:15 PM: Measuring the Effect of Tinnitus on Attention and Memory (Pod.VI.H.)
LaGuinn Sherlock, AuD, Army Hearing Division/Army Public Health Center, Bethesda, MD

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

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Special Session: Patient-Focused Emerging Technologies   (Moderator: Harvey Abrams, PhD)

Left to Their Own Devices? What the Evidence Tells Us About Self-Fitting Hearing Aids
Elizabeth Convery, MS   (Conflict of Interest Form)
National Acoustic Laboratories / HEARing Cooperative Research Centre / School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Are Our Interventions Effective in the Real World? The Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) Methodology
Yu-Hsiang Wu, MD, PhD   (Conflict of Interest Form)
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Hearing in a Connected World
Gurjit Singh, PhD   (Conflict of Interest Form)
Phonak AG, Toronto, Canada

Improving Perception of Music in Hearing Aids: Technological and Behavioral Considerations
Frank A. Russo, PhD   (Conflict of Interest Form)
Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM: Summary and Adjournment