Registration cost for each pre-session workshop is $25 per person.

The following pre-session workshops are being held in conjunction with the Annual Conference of the Coalition for Global Hearing Health (CGHH). Each of these workshops will be held at the University of Santo Tomas on Sunday October 23, 2016. The workshops provide more in-depth material and generally have more interaction or hands-on participation than is the case for presentations at the conference. Enrollment in a pre-session workshops is $25.00(USD) and can be paid as a part of your registration for the CGHH conference.

David Pither
Full Capacity

Operating a Field Based Earmold Lab

9 AM - 3 PM

Speech and Language Pathology Laboratory,
Ground Floor,
Benavidez Building,
University of Santo Tomas
One critical component of successful and sustainable community based ear and hearing care services, in a low - and middle - income country, is prompt provision of earmolds for dispensed hearing aids. Though, earmold laboratories can ensure success, the time to train and resources required for production can be very time intensive and cost prohibitive. However, when costs are abated, the earmold lab can become a serendipitous cottage industry opportunity in a region that will benefit from a fiscal boost. This workshop will provide information about materials required as well as the protocol for production. The model created by the charity, Ears, Inc., has been used effectively in many parts of the world, and enhance d local economy with much needed cottage industry skills. The workshop will provide instruction for production materials, and suggest the infra-structure for establishing the earmold lab, as well as recommend training procedures for the local program partners.
Jim Saunders

A Practical Guide to Humanitarian Missions for Improving Hearing Health

9 AM - 12 PM

Function Hall,
4th Floor,
Buenaventura G. Paredes,
OP Building,
University of Santo Tomas
The workshop presenters have organized dozens of humanitarian outreach trips and non-profit programs in Central America, Africa, and Asia. Based on that experience the workshop will explore how humanitarian outreach has changed in recent years and some ethical issues inherit in doing this type of work. The practical issues related to humanitarian trips in audiology and otolaryngology will be explored including selecting a location for the work, recruiting team members, team and local site preparation, equipment needs, establishing follow up, and sustainability issues. Specific issues and methods of educating both the team members and local providers will be presented and discussed. Teaching methods employed in this pre-conference session will include lectures, presentations by a panel of experts (followed by a Q & A session) and conclude with suggestions for best practices for humanitarian trips focusing on hearing health care.
Jeffrey Larsen

Community Based Hearing Aid Fitting Using the WFA Method

2 PM - 5 PM

Function Hall,
4th Floor,
Buenaventura G. Paredes,
OP Building,
University of Santo Tomas
The Starkey Hearing Foundation (SHF) has developed a community-based model for hearing aid fitting that uses the Wide Frequency Audibility (WFA®) fitting method to bridge the access gap and provide impactful benefits for people with hearing loss across the globe. The SHF's community-based hearing healthcare model is governed by standardized best practices and has been developed to be simple, sustainable, and scalable. The model currently provides community-based hearing healthcare services to about 100,000 people in 51 countries annually. This workshop will describe the Wide Frequency Audibility (WFA®) fitting method in the context of the SHF's community-based hearing healthcare model. The various parts of SHF's community-based hearing healthcare model will be both discussed and demonstrated in the workshop and the rationale behind the method and the model will also be explained. Participants of the workshop will have hands-on experience on the phases of the model and gain the knowledge and skills in setting up similar successful models to advance the cause of ear and hearing care globally.

In addition to the workshops sponsored by the CGHH Conference, two other workshops are happening during the same time period that may be of interest to conference participants. Registration for these workshops must be done with the local secretariat noted below. Those workshops, and registration details are described below.

Prof. Andrew Smith – London School of Hygiene and Topical Medicine


21 - 22 October 2016
9AM - 5PM

Room 102,
Tan Yan Kee Building,
University of Santo Tomas

With the aim of enabling participants to understand the magnitude and causes of hearing impairment and the challenges of providing hearing health in developing countries, this two day course appeals to Otologists, Audiologists, Pediatricians, Hearing Health Professionals, especially health planners or NGO workers.

Over 360 million people in the world have disabling hearing loss and 80% live in low and middle income (LMI) countries. Despite this massive problem, hearing loss is generally forgotten and neglected in these countries, and there are few trained personnel and a lack of infrastructure and program mess to address it. Clinical approaches need to be supported with population - scale interventions using public health methods. The presenters currently run global 5-day courses which aim to develop an expanding cadre of people in LMI countries with the skills to set up public health interventions and programmes for prevention and rehabilitation of hearing loss. So far over 400 people have been trained from 40 countries. This introductory session will cover some of the elements in that longer course by focusing on: 1. The global magnitude and burden of hearing Impairment 2. Principles of Public health strategies 3. Overview of ear and hearing health system 4. Principles of planning to influence a change.

Course Fee: US$ 100.00 (Foreign Participants) / PhP 2,000.00 (Local Participants)

Course Programme

To Register, complete the Google Form online via the link and wait for email Confirmation within five (5) days from Registration.

William Martin & Jennifer Ellery Martin – National University of Singapore


22 - 23 October 2016
8AM - 5PM

St. Luke's Medical Center – Quezon City,
Quezon City,

The course will provide basic, as well as advanced knowledge and skills in the comprehensive tinnitus case evaluation and individualized patient management based on current scientific evidence. The first day will be devoted to lectures on tinnitus and sound intolerance generation and its impact on individuals and families. There will be special emphasis on currently available therapies – medications, tinnitus retraining therapy, Neuromonics, masking, cognitive behavioral therapy, acoustic therapy, including treatment outcome measures.

The highlight of the course will be a hands-on workshop on the second day that will focus on applications and programming of devices and technologies in tinnitus management. There will also be interactive case discussions on challenging patients and future therapeutic prospects. It will also tackle the role of the tinnitus specialist and how to set up a tinnitus clinic.

Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Slots are limited.
Registration for LECTURES ONLY will be limited to 100 PARTICIPANTS and registration for LECTURES WITH HANDS-ON WORKSHOP will be limited to 30 PARTICIPANTS. The course is being presented in cooperation with the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery of St. Luke's Medical Center Quezon City.

For registration and inquiries:
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Tel. +632 727 5543 from 9AM to 4PM M-F Manila Time: GMT+8)