The 2009 Summit at Jackson is scheduled September 3 to 6, at the Jackson Lake Lodge, Moran, Wyoming.

The event aims to bring together clinicians and researchers interested in all aspects of hearing to exchange ideas and learn, while enjoying the splendors of the Grand Tetons.  Topics span aspects of hearing such as amplification, cochlear implants, testing/evaluation, and basic research. Some 17 hours of CEUs will be available.

The theme—What is Old is New Again—is also fitting for the lodge, which is being refurbished, but keeping the Historic Landmark features intact.

Presentations include:

  • Have Digital Hearing aids lived up to expectations? by Harry Levitt
  • Cochlear Implants, the past to the present by Cache Pitt
  • Combined electric and acoustic stimulation by Michael Dorman et al
  • Hearing aid distribution and dispensing, a History and Alternatives by Dave Fabry
  • The evolution and case for bilateral amplification by Helen Simon
  • Time compressed speech is back… this time with hearing aids by Sridhar Krishnamurti
  • Nonlinear amplification for severe hearing loss by Donald Schum
  • Open fitting then and now by Jennifer Groth
  • Open-ended plumbing: when hearing aids come off the coupler by Steve Armstrong
  • Time after time: review of the advances in hearing aid data log by Patricia Gaffney
  • Signal processing for musicians by Justin Zakis
  • Revisiting an old audio outcast by Christopher Schweitzer
  • Quantitative assessment of speech communciation handicap: a 60-year history by Sigfrid Soli
  • Probe microphone measurements: then and now by Laurel Christensen and Steve Hallenbeck
  • What is old is new again by Michael Nilsson

All presentations will be made available to attendees electronically, and will also be considered for publication in special editions of peer-reviewed journals.

Events are included in the registration fee, such as a float trip down the Snake river for dinner in the shadow of the Tetons, and a chuckwagon dinner at the Bar J Ranch with the Bar J singing cowboys on stage. Special golf and spa packages will be available at the hotel’s sister property in Teton Village. 

Click here for more information.  Registration begins on July 1, and early registration is discounted.

Event sponsors include Sonic Innovations, Resound, Knowles, Dynamic Hearing, Medel, and