The second International Conference on Cognitive Hearing Science for Communication will be held June 16-19, 2013, in Linköping, Sweden.

Scheduled topics for next year’s conference include:

  • Cognitive hearing under adverse conditions.
  • Cognition and hearing instrument signal processing.
  • Cognition and multimodal communication.
  • Cognition and clinical assessment/intervention methods.
  • Cognition in special populations.
  • Cognition and hearing loss in a life span perspective.
  • The cognitive hearing brain.

The following keynote speakers have been confirmed:

  • Susan Gathercole is a cognitive psychologist with particular interests in memory and learning, in both typically-developing children and children with developmental disorders of learning. During the past 30 years she has held academic posts in universities at Oxford, Lancaster, Bristol, Durham, and York, England, and has directed research programs on children with memory, attentional, language, and reading problems. Gathercole has been the Director of the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit at Cambridge since 2011, and is currently engaged in research on the cognitive and neural underpinnings of developmental problems of working memory and language, and the use of cognitive methods to overcome them.
  • Nina Kraus, PhD, Hugh Knowles Professor (Communication Sciences; Neurobiology & Physiology; Otolaryngology) at Northwestern University, directs the Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory. Dr Kraus investigates biological bases of speech and music. She investigates learning-associated brain plasticity throughout the lifetime in normal, expert (musicians), and clinical populations (dyslexia; autism; hearing loss), and animal models. In addition to being a pioneering thinker who bridges multiple disciplines (aging, development, literacy, music, and learning), Kraus is a technological innovator who roots her research in translational science. See:
  • Frank Musiek is Professor and Director of Auditory Research at the University of Connecticut in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. His research interests are central auditory disorders, auditory evoked potentials, and human auditory neuroanatomy. He has published over 150 peer reviewed articles in these areas of interest.

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