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ARO Symposium: “Emerging Capabilities for Evaluating Human Hearing”
February 22, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CET
The early years of the 21st century have seen a steady expansion in the
ways multidimensional human data can be acquired, an increased sophistication in how such data
can be processed, and the ability to make more informative conclusions, predictions and decisions
with the data. Until the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020, however, this potential has been undervalued,
with most research and clinical activities proceeding much as they have for decades. This trend is
particularly prominent in the hearing field, with well-established procedures persisting despite the
recent rise of inexpensive mobile technology that is generally at least as advanced as the
technology in common use within laboratories and clinics.
Given the expected disruption of in-person interactions for an extended period, however, increased
attention has been directed toward the use of mobile technology, cloud computing, machine
learning, and artificial intelligence in audiological applications. Anticipating that this singular event
will lead to a permanent shift in how science is conducted and medicine is practiced, this
symposium focuses on pioneering efforts to enable the next generation of tools for querying the
human auditory system. Presentations cover both the theory behind these new forms of
investigation and practical means of achieving them.
The target audience includes basic and translational researchers focused on human hearing and
speech processing, as well as audiologists and otologists with existing or emerging practices. In
addition, the organizers are committed to delivering this symposium for remote audiences should
the need arise.
Participant(s) Dennis Barbour (Chair), Jan-Willem Wasmann (Co-chair), David Moore
(Co-chair), Dennis Barbour (Presenter), David Moore (Presenter), Josh McDermott (Presenter), De
Wet Swanepoel (Presenter), Jan-Willem Wasmann (Presenter), Gabrielle (Elle) O’Brien (Presenter)
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