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Thursday, October 8, 2015

[Student Activity Center]
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Pre-Conference Session
'Tour of River School and Georgetown University Audiology'
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pre-Conference Session
'Family Support & Empowerment for Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Considerations within Humanitarian Efforts'

Lisa Kovacs Janet DesGeorges Sheila Moodie [SAC: Flex B]
Pre-Conference Session
'Introduction to Public Health Planning for Hearing Impairment'

Andrew Smith Daksha Patel [SAC 1011]
Pre-Conference Session
'Operating a Field-based Earmold Lab'

David Pither [SAC: Flex A]
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Pre-Conference Session
'How Emerging Findings In Neuroscience Apply to Early Intervention Practices: Addressing Brain Development and Early Visual Language in Infants, Toddlers and Young Children'

Melissa Herzig [SAC: Flex B]
Pre-Conference Session
'Practical Guide to Humanitarian Missions for Improving Hearing Health'

Jean Johnson Debra Fried James Smith [SAC: Flex A]

Friday, October 9, 2015

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration & Coffee [Student Activity Center]
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
[Andrew Foster Auditorium]
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM Technology
Andrew Foster Auditorium
Clinical validity of hearScreen™ smartphone hearing screening for school children
Faheema Mahomed-Asmail
De Wet Swanepoel
Herman Myburgh
Robert Eikelboom
James Hall

Enabling Us to Experience Equal Access via Technology
karunya samuel
Michaela Hanley

Mobile Tablet Audiometry - Building a low cost school screening program
Matthew Bromwich

Shouneez Yousuf Hussein
De Wet Swanepoel
Herman Myburgh
Robert Eikelboom
Jannie Hugo
Leigh Biagio de Jager

Social Business as vehicle to democratize access to hearing aids
Howard Weinstein
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Andrew Foster Auditorium
Daksha Patel
Joanna Anderson
Andrew Smith

Evaluation of uHear iPhone app for Hearing Screening
Shazia Peer
Johannes Fagan

Tele-audiology in Africa: The Story Evolves
Shannon O'Leary (née Kruyt)

Understanding and Living with a Cochlear Implant: A Psychotherapeutic Approach
Magteld Smith

Validation of smart phone apps as an environmental noise monitoring tool and its application in Abuja city noise mapping.
Titus Ibekwe
Enoch Dahilo
David Folorunsho
Ibeneche Gbujie
Nicholas Baamlong
Onyekwere Nwaorgu
Chimdi Chibuike
Suleiman Habibab
Helen Mamven
Agbor Ebuta
Job Amodu
Maxwell Nwegbu
Durogbola Babajide
Liman Idris
Okebaram Chukwudi
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Andrew Foster Auditorium
A Global Perspective at Ensuring Hearing Health Accountability
Tawny Holmes
Howard Rosenblum

Assessing and Meeting the Needs of the People in Arima, Trinidad
Crystal Wiggins

Assessment of Status of Ear & Hearing Care in South East Asia Region
Dr Suneela Garg
Deeksha Khurana
Dr Tanu Anand
Dr Ritesh Singh
Dr Arun Agarwal

Hexagenarians Up! Aural Rehabilitation of Elderly Khmers with Disabling Deafness
Jean Johnson
Glyn Vaughan

The global status of newborn and infant hearing screening
Katrin Neumann
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Lunch On Your Own
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Andrew Foster Auditorium SAC Auditorium
Cochlear Implantation and Deaf Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Cost Effectiveness Study
Susan Emmett, MD, MPH
Kaitesi Mukara
Debara Tucci MD, MS, MBA
Isaac M. Macharia, MBChB, MMed
Serah N. Ndegwa, Msc
Doreen Nakku, MBChB, Mmed
Wakisa Mulwafu, MBBS, FCORL
Wenfeng Gong, Msc
Howard W. Fancis, MD, MBA
James E. Saunders
Titus Ibekwe
Magteld Smith

Services for the hearing impaired in Peru
Irene Garcia-Benavides

The societal and economic impact of treated hearing loss is – good!
Soren Hougaard

UN CRPD and the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals: A Fifteen-Year Global Action Plan and Advocacy for LMICs’ Hearing Systems Development
Evelyn Cherow

Utilizing 5 Hearing & Communication Centers in East Java Province
Nyilo Purnami
Challenges and Considerations fro Supporting Deaf Education in Nicaragua
Mark Falk

Do HIV and Highly Active Anti-retroviral Therapy affect the hearing function: a prospective case-control study among HIV-infected and -uninfected Cameroonians.
Jean Valentin Fokouo

Education Starts at Birth: Hearing Health and Inclusion
Josh Josa
Tawny Holmes

Increasing access to hearing implants to further enhance educational and professional opportunities to people in low-resource settings
Patrick D'Haese

Self-reported etiologies of hearing loss in patients turning up to receive hearing aids during an audio-otology camp in Rwanda
Kaitesi Mukara
Ntihabose Killy Corneille

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Andrew Foster Auditorium SAC Auditorium
Lessons to Learn from International Deaf College Students: A Panel Discussion
Beth Benedict

Counteracting Stigma: Social Identity, Culture, and Hearing Health
Susan Shepherd
Pauline Njogu-Marinus

Empowering families through culturally sensitive, parent-centered education
Kelleigh Bland
Johanna Lynch

Essential Programs to Coach and Empower Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Joanne Travers

The Månha Project: Resilient Enabling Community-based Initiatives
Heather Zimmerman
A Community-based Hearing Intervention for Korean American Older Adults with Hearing Impairment: A Pilot Study
Janet Choi
Frank Lin
Bilingual Cancer Genetics Materials: Education, Advocacy, and Accessibility
Patrick Boudreault

Early Childhood Education at the Clerc Center: Sharing Our Practices
Debra Trapani
Debra Cushner

It is our Technology: How Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities Can Take Control
Christian Vogler
Linda Kozma-Spytek

U.S./Russian Partnership: Supporting Families with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Janet DesGeorges

Using Technology to Support Bilingual and Spoken Language Development
Melissa Herzig
Melissa Malzkuhn

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Andrew Foster Auditorium
Empowering Parent Leaders in Yinchuan, China
Candace Lindow-Davies
Christine Yoshinaga-Itano

Hearing Loss Prevention Program in Kinshasa, Dr Congo
Dr A.N. Kalombo

New Resources in Deaf Education-Setting Language in Motion: Family Supports and Early Intervention for Babies who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Students with Cochlear Implants: Guidelines for Educational Program Planning.
Debra Nussbaum
Mary Ann Kinsella-Meier

Parents as Partners
Lisa Kovacs
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Posters & Reception [Kellogg Conference Hotel Ballroom]
view posters
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Kellogg Conference Hall
Promoting ear and hearing care in countries: WHO principles and strategies
Shelly Chada (India)
'A Global Connection Gala: Making Hearing Health a Priority'

Francoise Goudenove (France) [Kellogg Conference Hall]

Saturday, October 10, 2015

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Andrew Foster Auditorium
A Program to Educate and Train Audiometry Technicians in Nicaragua and the Development of a Sustainable Audiology Humanitarian Program
Mark Sanders
Debra Fried

A Sustainable Model to Increase Capacity in Vietnam to Serve Young Children With Hearing Loss
Paige Stringer

Community-based Education Model for Promoting Early Childhood Hearing Outreach
Lindsay Bondurant
Antony Joseph

HEARS: A Community-Delivered, Affordable, Accessible Hearing Care Intervention for Older Adults
Carrie Nieman
Sara Mamo
Nicole Marrone
Sarah Szanton
Elizabeth Tanner
Frank Lin
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Andrew Foster Auditorium
Introduction of cued Amharic to Ethiopian deaf education
Miriam Redleaf
abera nega

NIH Funding for Global Health Research
Lana Shekim

On pursuit of a sustainable international service project in otology- is “teach a man how to fish” paradigm sufficient?
ashkan monfared

Otologic surgery training in a rural Ethiopian community
Miriam Redleaf

Understanding Variability in Literacy Growth for Deaf Children with Different Characteristics and Different Language Experiences
Thomas Allen
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Andrew Foster Auditorium
Relations of Hard of Hearing persons and hearing health professionals in light of the new hearing technologies
Avi Blau

Satisfied? Sustaining Community-based Hearing Health Care
Ronald Brouillette

The Hear the World Foundation, external donors and audiology service development: Lessons from Malawi
John Bamford
Ora Buerkli

The UN CRPD and Deaf People
Joseph Murray
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Andrew Foster Auditorium
All deaf children should be taught a sign language.
Gaurav Mathur
Tom Humphries
Poorna Kushalnagar
Donna Jo Napoli
Scott Smith
Carol Padden
Christian Rathmann

Considerations in Facilitating Development of Signed and Spoken Language With Young Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Christi Batamula
Bobbie Jo Kite
Julie Mitchiner
Debra Nussbaum

Doing What Works - The Evolution of Project EAR in the Dominican Republic
Edward Dodson

Instant Earmolds Options - Commercial and New Alternatives
King Chung
Danica Billingsly

Why is more evidence needed globally on the burden of hearing loss and how can we get it?
Andrew Smith
Daksha Patel
Joanna Anderson
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Lunch On Your Own
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Andrew Foster Auditorium
A Model for Training Audiology-Proficiency Personnel
Giri Sundar
Victor Bray

Cargo Culture & Audiology in the 21st Century
David Pither

Challenges to Identifying Newborn Hearing Loss on Remote and Rural Islands
Agnes Flood-Tse
Jean Johnson

Closing the Gap when working With Spanish Speaking Families
Lucia Quinonez Sumner
Roxanne Dearman

Intellectual Disabilities and Hearing Loss: The Forgotten Many Identified by a Public Health Model of Hearing Health Services
Gilbert Herer
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Andrew Foster Auditorium
Designing a Model Program to Maximize Impact for Global Hearing Health
Dave Fabry

Make Listening Safe: a global initiative for all
Shelly Chada (India)

The ask and the task of hearing parents of children who are deaf learning Sign Language
Neethie (Lavanithum) Joseph

Thinking locally and globally. Fresh perspectives on applying three decades of research into epidemiology into permanent childhood hearing loss.
Adrian Davis
Katrina Davis

Working towards a global outreach in ear and hearing care
Diego Santana-Hernandez
Sian Tesni
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Last Words - Way Forward
[Andrew Foster Auditorium]