The University at Buffalo will hold its first-ever 2020 Northeast Audiology Conference (NEAC) via Zoom on November 14 between 9 am-5 pm.

The idea for the conference began with Dr Adam Sheppard, PhD, AuD, CCC-A, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, who rallied students interested in organizing the inaugural event at the school. Planning was underway for NEAC to take place earlier this year, but the pandemic made gathering large groups of people together a risky proposition.

“The conference was originally supposed to take place back in May as an in-person conference, but since COVID-19 hit, it has since been transformed into a virtual conference happening on November 14. In future years, we hope that it will be an in-person conference,” said Carly Willmes, the NEAC conference chair.

NEAC will offer presentations on topics related to “Hearing-in-Noise and Hearing Aids.”

The presentation lineup will include:

Marshall Chasin, AuD, Director, Musicians’ Clinics of Canada Music and Hearing Aids 

Steven Armstrong, B eng, Founder, Sounds Good Labs – Hearables and Hearing Aids: What Do They Have in Common? 

Sharon Kujawa, PHD, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School  – Cochlear Synaptopathy: Interrupting Communication from Ear to Brain 

Samira Anderson, AuD, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Maryland, College Park  – Why Can’t I Hear in Noise? Looking for Answers Beyond the Audiogram 

To register for the November 14 event, please click here. Registration is $25 for graduate students and $40 for clinicians/professors.

NEAC thanks its sponsors: Audio Technology Specialists, E3 Diagnostics, Oticon, Starkey, and Widex.

Source: University at Buffalo

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