May 4, 2023 / 09:15 – 10:00
TOWARDS AN AUDITORY PROFILE IN CLINICAL AUDIOLOGY
Wouter Dreschler, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Full professor, specialisation in Clinical & Experimental Audiology, Head of the Department of Clinical & Experimental Audiology of the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam. The focus of his research is in psychoacoustical tests of the pathological ear and in auditory rehabilitation with heariung instruments and cochlear implants. Special emphasis is given to problems in the working environment, including the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss. In 2005 awarded with the Förderpreis 2005 of the Stiftung Forschungsgemeinschaft Deutscher Hörgeräte Akustiker. Memberships: American Auditory Society (AAS), American Society of Acoustics (ASA), American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), Dutch Society of Acoustics (NGA), Dutch Society of Audiology (NvA), Dutch Society of Clinical Physicists (NVKF), Dutch Society of E.N.T. (KNO-vereniging), German Audiological Society (DGA), International Collegium of Rehabilitative Audiology (ICRA) and International Society of Audiology (ISA).
May 4, 2023 / 12:00 - 12:45
BIOMARKERS IN VESTIBULAR SCHWANNOMA–ASSOCIATED HEARING LOSS
Luis Lassaletta, Madrid, Spain
Luis Lassaletta is Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Head Section of Otology, Auditory Implants and Skull Base, Director of the Facial Paralysis Unit, Department of Otorhinolaryngology La Paz University Hospital in Madrid, Researcher in European project PI FP7-PEOPLE2013-IAPP Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways 612261, Main Researcher in 5 National Research Grants (FIS), Co-researcher in 6 National Research Grants (FIS), Director of Research group “Research in Otoneurosurgery” IdiPAZ (La Paz Research Institute), Main areas of interest: Hearing loss, Auditory Implants, Vestibular schwannoma, Oncogenetics.
May 5, 2023 / 11:00 - 11:45
FROM THE NOBEL PRIZE TO THE CURRENT RESEARCH OF THE INNER EAR – 60 YEARS OF PROGRESS IN AUDIOLOGY
Andro Kosec, Zagreb, Croatia
Otorhinolaryngologist and Audiologist, MD, Ph.D. scientific associate of the School of Medicine University of Zagreb, training in Landesklinikum Graz, St. Poelten, Weill-Cornell seminars, Salzburg, Austria, Prosper-Hospital Klinik für HNO-Heilkunde, Recklinghausen, Germany, Diakonessenhuis and Antoni Van Leeuvenhoek Clinic in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Institute for Head and Neck Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cranial Base Surgery Center, University of Pennsylvania, House Ear Institute, Los Angeles and the Michigan Ear Institute i Ann Arbor, USA. To date, his publication record includes 40 scientific papers, 9 book chapters and an active reviewer status in 12 scientific journals, with a junior editor appointment in the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. He is a member of the Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum, European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, Croatian Society of Audiology and Phoniatricians, Croatian Society of Otorhinolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery, and elected as an Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 2019. His areas of professional and scientific interest are audiology, otology, vestibular disorders, translational research in medicine and academic medicine
May 5, 2023 / 17:00 - 17:45
CONGENITAL CYTOMEGALOVIRUS-RELATED HEARING LOSS: IDENTIFICATION, TREATMENT AND HABILITATION
Daphna Ari–Evenroth, Tel Aviv, Israel
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Communication Sciences and Disorders, Audiologist - Newborn Hearing Screening coordinator Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Head of Department of Communication Disorders, Steyer School of Health Professions Sackler Faculty of Medicine and senior lecturer at the Department of Communication Disorders, Tel Aviv University, Israel. Research focuses on two main fields: Learning and plasticity in the auditory system and Early detection of hearing loss in neonates and its clinical implications
May 6, 2023 / 09:00 - 09:45
SPEECH-BASED HEARING SCREENING, DETECTING AND PROFILING OF HEARING LOSS WITH NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Cas Smits, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Cas Smits is a clinical physicist-audiologist at the department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery in Amsterdam UMC. In his clinical work he is involved in care for adults and children with hearing aids or cochlear implants. His research focusses are on understanding and measuring speech recognition in noise abilities. He developed the digits-in-noise hearing screening test in the early 2000s. This test is known as the National Hearing Test. He is an expert on digits-in-noise tests and worked on many related projects including the development of similar tests in other languages, improving the efficiency of these test and the introduction of these speech-in-noise tests in clinical practice for children, CI users and via eHealth technology. He is part of the steering group who guided the WHO in the development of the HearWHO, a digits-in-noise test which was launched worldwide.
May 6, 2023 / 11:45-12:30
TOWARDS TO THE BETTER HEARING PRESERVATION IN EAR SURGERY
Georg Mathias Sprinzl, St. Pölten, Austria
Georg M. Sprinzl is Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and leads the implant team of Department in St. Poelten. He is the head of the Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery in St. Poelten, Lower Austria. He focuses on stapes surgery, surgery of active middle ear implants and cochlear implantation as well as on neurootologic and oncologic skull base surgery. Sprinzl is PI of several clinical trials in the field hearing implants. He pays special interest to sound localization and speech perception in bilateral users of Vibrant Sound Bridge. Additionally he has established a novel animal cochlea implant model in sheep. His main research interests are on the development of new atraumatic cochlea implant electrodes for the restoration of residual hearing and the development of new bone anchored hearing aids. In the last years he focuses on clinical applied translational research in otology and hearing implant surgery. Prof. Sprinzl has published over 90 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He was host of the 14th ENT Danube Symposium, an international meeting which was held in June 2018 in Krems, Lower Austria, with more than 300 participants from 27 countries. He will host the 17th EFAS Congress in 2025 in Austria.