The roster of presentations for the Summit at Jackson, a conference for hearing wellness clinicians and researchers planned in September in Wyoming, has been finalized, as follows:

  • 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 communication 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

Presentations will also be available to attendees electronically, and they will be considered for publication in special editions of professional journals. Seventeen hours of CEUs will be available during the event, scheduled on September 3 to 6 at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Moran, Wyo.

The theme is What is Old is New Again. Sonic Innovations Inc is cosponsoring the event; other sponsors include Resound, Knowles, Dynamic Hearing, Medel, and

Michael Nilsson, Sonic’s VP of auditory research and director of the Center for Amplification and Hearing Research, helped revive the Summit. “For 20 years, the conference was held in Jackson with the intent of bringing clinicians and researchers together in a beautiful setting," he said in a statement released by Sonic. "The theme is perfect for this year’s event, since the conference’s historic site is being refurbished … (and) many new findings and/or technologies are based on concepts that were tried a couple of decades ago but simply didn’t work.”
Special activities, such as a float trip down the Snake River, a chuck wagon dinner, and golf and spa packages, are available. 
For more information or to register, contact Michael Nilsson at (801)365-2966 or visit the Web site.  
[Source: Sonic Innovations]