Stäfa, Switzerland —  Phonak hosted its 5th annual International Pediatric Conference “A Sound Foundation through early amplification in Chicago earlier this November.  

The reportedly sold out conference was attended by over 500 participants from more than 30 different nations. The scientific conference was chaired by Prof Richard Seewald and Prof John Bamford. Together with their steering committee, they put together a program covering topics from identification of hearing loss in infants and children to measuring outcomes.

“We were delighted to see how the audience followed the talks with great interest and attention. Phonak is dedicated to bringing together the very best experts around the world to discuss pediatric audiology to further encourage best clinical practice and innovation in this field,”  commented Ora Bürkli-Halevy, vice president product marketing and pediatrics of Phonak, in the press release.

A selection of internationally renowned speakers reportedly covered a wide range of topics, offering a mix of the latest research insights and topics of clinical relevance.

Hot topics in many studies: The importance of early and correct diagnosis, consistent and high-level services by hearing care professionals and audiologists, as well as effective information distribution to parents.

Phonak stated that recordings of the speakers will be available online soon. For more information, as well a summary of all speeches held in Chicago, visit the website

SOURCE: Phonak