The 67th International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians unveiled its conference program, which detailed content presented in five different formats.
Participants in the 67th EUHA Congress, which will be held in Nuremberg, Germany, from Oct. 18 to 20 2023, will experiences lectures covering current topics presented in five different formats: a knowledge symposium, 24 expert lectures, five tutorials, a roundtable discussion, and four keynotes.
The EUHA Knowledge Symposium starts on Wednesday, Oct. 18, with a lecture from Switzerland.
“Specialist shops will always be needed – or will hearing aids soon only be available online?” asks Christoph Schwob, advisory member of the Swiss audiological commission and a member of the Paediatric Acoustics professional group of the Swiss Federal Social Insurance Office.
The lecture will be followed by the EUHA Sponsorship Award and the FDHA Awards ceremonies. After the symposium, Florian Denk, PhD, of the German Institute of Hearing Aids will hold a lecture on “Closed, occlusion-free earmoulds? History, findings, and new research”.
Twenty-four lectures given by experts from Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Belgium, and the United States will be covering a wide range of innovative topics such as artificial intelligence in hearing systems, assistive listening technology, and an initial assessment of a year of OTC devices in the U.S.
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The tutorials will deal with topics such as hearing implant fitting in Switzerland, the use of measurement technology in the fitting process, and stress management through mindfulness. There will be two exciting social media tutorials, and one on conversations with customers in sign language.
Meanwhile, a discussion titled “Changing hearing aid acoustics: The European perspective on the future of better hearing and intelligibility” will be the focus of the roundtable on Thursday, Oct. 19. International experts from Switzerland, Belgium, and Germany will also participate in this format.
Future Friday Keynotes
Finally, the keynote lectures on Friday, Oct. 20, focus on forward-looking content: Elisabeth Koert will be talking about the “Optogenetic cochlear implant”. Founder and entrepreneur Bilal Zafar will discuss how AI will revolutionize the working environment. Professor Stefan Launer, PhD, will tackle the question if hearing aids improve the quality of life, and explain that the science behind well-hearing is well-being. The fourth lecturer, Dennis Fischer, a writer, coach, and speaker, will present insights into the “Future work skills in hearing aid acoustics.”