Phonak, Stäfa, Switzerland, is hosting and sponsoring an international conference dedicated to the challenges associated with hearing care for the adult population. The conference will be held November 13-15, 2006, in Chicago.

The conference program was put together by a Steering Committee chaired by Catherine Palmer, and included Robyn Cox, David Hawkins, Richard Seewald, and Dave Fabry. The conference program features a high-profile list of more than 30 world-renowned international speakers who will present the most recent treatment evidence in a variety of areas critical to the management of adults with hearing loss.

Topics include findings on the latest evidence related to assessment and fitting as well as a review of current hearing aid technology, including interactions with assistive listening devices. Characteristics and demographics of the adult hearing-impaired population and their impact on audiology practices and services will be discussed. A group of speakers will address day-to-day practice issues highlighting outcomes assessment and post-fitting considerations.

During the conference a separate session will be held for reviewing submitted posters. Researchers and clinicians are invited to submit their proposal no later than July 1, 2006. Poster submissions should include a 200-word abstract, title, author, and affiliation. Posters should be submitted to Catherine Palmer at [email protected].

For more information on the program and registration, visit www.phonak.com/conference or email [email protected]. Early registration rates are available until July 31, 2006.