Featured talks for the VCCA2020 conference

An Analysis of Reasons for Speech-in-Noise Deficits Based on Clinical Use of LiSN-S

Spatial processing disorder, a long-term consequence of otitis media early in life, is an extremely common cause of speech in noise deficits that occur despite hearing thresholds being normal.

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Directing selective attention in noisy environments is affected by hearing loss across the lifespan

Listeners with normal hearing can deploy spatial attention to improve speech intelligibility in spatialised settings, but this ability is affected by hearing loss, and likely contributes to difficulties listening in noisy environments.

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Big data and data standards in audiology

The special session aims to assess the state-of-the-art of data standards available in audiology, and to discuss its potential, challenges, and required steps towards successful standardization. In the featured talk, we will introduce the openEHR approach, and discuss input from the VCCA community (collected by a survey conducted before). In a panel discussion, we will have different experts from audiology, data science/artificial intelligence, and database infrastructure perspective.

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AI’s Latest Frontier: Transforming Hearing Healthcare

We used ChatGPT a AI system that can help writing text and code or answer questions but that cannot take responsibility in a way a human writer can do.

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Podcast Episode 3: A holistic perspective on hearing technology

n this episode, Brent Edwards from NAL and Stefan Launer from Sonova take us through their careers and share lessons and perspectives on the development of hearing technology. We discuss how the development of technology becomes more holistic, design thinking,  standardization, and what's needed to get to new service models and innovation.

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Twenty-five years of clinical data collection: from a single site relational database towards multi-site interoperability

Over the years Hannover Medical School has build a comprehensive data pool for patients with implantable hearing devices, which serves as a basis for answering various research questions and big data analyses.

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The HiGHmed approach for FAIR use of clinical and research data with openEHR – Focusing on interoperability

Patient-centric medical research benefits from the sharing and integration of complex and diverse data from different sources such as care, clinical research, and novel emerging data types.

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