The AES 58th International Conference on Music Induced Hearing Disorders is scheduled for June 28-30, 2015 in Aalborg, Denmark. All topics covered at this conference hosted by the Audio Engineering Society (AES) will focus on the theme: “Music-Induced Hearing Disorders.”

The adverse effects of excessive music exposure is widely recognized and addressed in modern societies, yet there is a continued need for innovative solutions that may help prevent hearing damage, or compensate when the damage is done. This conference intends to bring international focus on technological options for safer music exposure, such as hearing protection strategies and technology, conditions for populations at risk and risk behaviors, methods for sound exposure monitoring and assessment of hearing, among others.

This will be the second AES conference on the topic, and following the success of the AES 47th Conference at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois, USA, the organizing committee has decided to continue the important task of providing a forum to present and discuss the latest knowledge and technological advancements in hearing protection, hearing diagnosis, the impact of musical sound exposure, and more.

The program includes invited papers from leading scientists in the field, and contributed paper sessions are organized within the following main areas:

  • Effects on hearing and perception produced by exposure to music
  • Detection of music induced hearing disorders
  • Hearing aid technology for music and treatment
  • Sound level management and control
  • Hearing protection in the music industry
  • Headphone sound exposure and measurement standards

The intended participants for this conference include:

  • Musicians
  • Audiologists
  • Sound engineers
  • Hearing researchers
  • Hearing care specialists
  • Audio equipment specialists
  • Hearing aid developers

Sponsorships are welcome, and include options for exhibition space.

Conference chair: Dorte Hammershøi

Source: Audio Engineering Society (AES)