CONVENTUM / FABRIKSGATAN 17-19 / 702 22 ÖREBRO / 13-15 MARS 2018

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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Thomas Lunner

Thomas Lunner, PhD

Eriksholm, Danmark

I began to study engineering, so that one day I would be able to make a digital hearing aid. I studied at Linköping University and fortunately I met Professor Stig Arlinger there, as well as a study colleague of mine, Johan Hellgren. Together we developed the first digital hearing aid, DigiFocus.

I have been involved in the construction of the new research field of cognitive hearing science in collaboration with researchers from Linköping University and Toronto University. I am currently a part-time Professor of Cognitive Hearing Science in Linköping. In an early project, I showed a strong link between working memory and speech in noise for the hearing impaired. A result that many scientists now have replicated.

Furthermore, we have shown, and in collaboration within the EU-funded project LISTEN, with VUmc Amsterdam, we have verified pupillometry, as an objective way to document the effort when listening, and that hearing aids may reduce the effort.

In another major EU-funded project called COCOHA (COgnitively COntrolled Hearing Aid), cognitive control of a hearing aid. In this project, we use electroencephalography–electrodes (EEG) directly onto the instrument to measure brain waves. The brain waves may be used to control the hearing aid signal processing of the user’s own will.



Deltar i följande event:
Torsdag 15/03 10:30-11:15 - Keynote 6 - Hearing aids state of the art 2018



Claes Möller

Professor Claes Möller, MD, PhD

Örebro, Sverige

Claes Möller has a long career in ORL and Audiology. He is professor Emeritus at Örebro University and the Audiological Research Centre, University Hospital, Örebro. Professor Möller has been engaged in various fields of ORL such as otoneurology, pediatrics, audiology with a focus on hereditary hearing loss and its syndromes.

Together with geneticists in USA, he was first to clinically and genetically determine different types of the most common syndromal deafness; Usher syndrome – a deafblind disorder. This research has been ongoing for 30 years and as a result, the Swedish Usher data base today has 450 patients. The Usher research has resulted in several thesis and at present new interdisciplinary research with a focus in other syndromes as well.

In recent years, the research has also been focused on cognitive hearing science in cooperation with researchers in Linköping University and the Swedish Institute for Disability Research. Professor Möller has more than 200 publications in international journals, 25 book chapters and some 1000 scientific presentations. Professor Möller is at present Chair of the council of The International Journal of Audiology.



Deltar i följande event:
Tisdag 13/03 14:30-15:15 - Parallellsession 1 Barn och habilitering
Torsdag 15/03 09:00-09:45 - Keynote 5 - When our remote senses fail to work.
Torsdag 15/03 11:15-12:00 - Paneldiskussion - På spaning mot en framtida hörselvård



Kathy Pichora-Fuller

Kathy Pichora-Fuller, PhD

Toronto, Kanada

Kathy Pichora-Fuller is a Full Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. She completed a B.A. in Linguistics (1977) and a M.Sc. in Audiology and Speech Sciences (1980). After working as an audiologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, she returned to complete a Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Toronto (1991).

She is the hearing expert for the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging and a member of the sensory-cognitive-communication team of the Canadian Consortium on Neuro-degeneration in Aging. She translates her lab-based research on auditory and cognitive aging to address the needs of older adults who have hearing and cognitive declines.

She now serves on the editorial boards of Ear and Hearing and the International Journal of Audiology. She was President of the Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (1984-87), served on the boards of the International Collegium of Rehabilitative Audiology (1997-2003) and the Canadian Academy of Audiology (2002-2004) and was the Canadian representative to the International Society of Audiology (2004-2010, 2014-2016).

She co-chaired the World Congress of Audiology (conference of the International Society of Audiology) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in September 2016. The American Academy of Audiology awarded her the 2014 International Award.



Deltar i följande event:
Tisdag 13/03 10:45-12:00 - Keynote 1 - Elderly who are forgetting to listen with their brains



Anu Sharma

Anu Sharma, PhD

Boulder, USA

Dr. Anu Sharma is Professor in the Dept. of Speech Language and Hearing, Center for Neuroscience and the Institute for Cognitive Science at University of Colorado at Boulder. Her current research is focused on examining brain plasticity in patients with hearing loss who receive intervention with hearing aids and cochlear implants. Her research has been funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health since 2001.

Dr. Sharma has given keynote addresses at the American Academy of Audiology and British Academy of Audiology among other venues.



Deltar i följande event:
Onsdag 14/03 08:30-09:15 - Keynote 3 - Children listen with their brains.



Richard Smith

Richard Smith, MD, PhD

Iowa City, USA

Richard Smith is Director the Molecular Otolaryngology and Renal Research Laboratories (MORL) and with over 500 peer-reviewed publications, a world leader in the human genetics of hearing loss. The MORL has Clinical Diagnostics and Basic Research Divisions. It was CLIA certified in 1999 and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations in 2001; it is recertified very two years.

The Clinical Diagnostics Division pioneered the application of targeted genomic enrichment with massively parallel sequencing for deafness to make comprehensive genetic testing the most informative diagnostic test that can be ordered in the evaluation of the deaf/hard-of-hearing patient. The Basic Research Division has made many significant contributions to our understanding of the biology of hearing and deafness by participating in the mapping and cloning of over 20% of all genes implicated in non-syndromic hearing loss loci.

The MORL was also the first research facility to validate the use of RNA interference to prevent hearing loss in an animal model of deafness. Research in the MORL has been continuously supported by the NIH for the past 27 years. As a reflection of his accomplishments, Smith has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine and the Association of American Physicians.



Deltar i följande event:
Tisdag 13/03 13:30-14:15 - Keynote 2 - We are governed by our genes.



De Wet Swanepoel

De Wet Swanepoel, PhD

Pretoria, Sydafrika

Prof De Wet Swanepoel is professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Pretoria with adjunct positions at the University of Western Australia, University of Texas at Dallas and is a senior research fellow at the Ear Science Institute Australia.

Prof Swanepoel’s research capitalises on the growth in information and communication technologies to explore, develop and evaluate innovative service delivery models and applied solutions to improve access to early development and health services, particularly in ear and hearing care. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles, books and book chapters and has received numerous national and international awards in recognition of his work.

Prof Swanepoel serves as president of the International Society of Audiology and as an editor for the International Journal of Audiology.



Deltar i följande event:
Onsdag 14/03 13:30-14:15 - Keynote 4 - Hearing care in a global world.