International Society of Audiology
ABA 2019

April 11 to 13th -2019 - Foz do Iguaçu - Brazil 

Combined meeting to include: Brazilian Academy of Audiology, Brazilian Society of Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and IDA Institute. 

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July 3rd to 6th - 2019 - New Zealand Audiological Society - Annual Congress

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President of the Scientific Session

Prof. Hung Thai-Van, M.D. Ph.D.
President of the French Society of Audiology,
National Secretary of BIAP France,
Department of Audiology and Otoneurological Evaluation (Head),
Lyon University Hospital

Conference Address

“Salle des Thèses”
Faculté de Médecine Lyon-Est Rockefeller, 8 Avenue Rockefeller
69008 Lyon
Metro Line D, Grange-Blanche station
(10 minutes from Lyon Part-Dieu TGV station)


Due to the limited number of places, please register as soon as possible by sending an email to the two email addresses below:

Free entrance!

The Scientific Session of BIAP is certificated with 6 points from the German Society of Audiology (DGA).


We would like to thank our sponsor!

Organisation President

Andrea Bohnert

University Medical Center Mainz
Department of Otolaryngology,
Head and Neck Surgery
Division of Communication Disorders, Pedaudiology
D-55131 Mainz

General Secretary

Dr. med. Laurent Demanez
CHU Sart Tilman
Department of ENT
B-4000 Liege

National Secretaries

Information available on the website of BIAP


Further information in the four working languages can be found on the following address

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Bureau International d‘AudioPhonologie

Scientific Society established by Belgian Royal decree on March 24th, 1967

54th Convention of BIAP
Scientific Session of BIAP

April 27th, 2019 Saturday

Rockefeller School of Medecine
« Faculté de Médicine Lyon Est »
Lyon, France

Free entrance!


Saturday, 27th of April 2019

14:00 - Opening

Andrea Bohnert
President of BIA
Prof. Hung Thai-Van
President of the Scientific Session

14:15 - Prof. Christine PETIT

Hidden intrinsic auditory cortex Deficits in hereditary deafness

15:00 - Prof. Paul AVAN

Labyrinthine pressures in cochlear responses: Clinical applications

15:45 - Dr. Evelyne VEUILLET

Looking for auditory processing disorders in Children with learning disabilities: Evaluation and remediation

16:30 - Coffee break
16:45 - Dr. Sylvette WIENER-VACHER and Prof. Hung THAI-VAN

Vestibular examination in children: A French tutorial

17:30 - Dr. Jérôme NEVOUX

Hidden Hearing Loss(es): Where are you?

18:15 - Closing

Scientific Session of BIAP

Saturday, 27th of April 2019


Andrea Bohnert
President of BIAP,
University Medical Center Mainz,
Department of Otolaryngology,
Head and Neck Surgery,
Division of Communication Disorders and Audiological Acoustics, Pedaudiology

Prof. Hung Thai-Van
President of the Scientific Session,
President of the French
Society of Audiology,
National Secretary of BIAP France,
Department of Audiology and
Otoneurological Evaluation (Head), Lyon University Hospital

Christine Petit
Professor at College de France,
Professor at Institut Pasteur,
Director of Hearing Institute, Paris

Paul Avan
Department of Biophysics (Head),
Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital,
Director of the Center for Research
and Innovation in Audiology, Paris

Evelyne Veuillet
Research Engineer at the Lyon Neuroscience
Research Center of Lyon and Lyon University Hospital

Sylvette Wiener-Vacher
Staff Physician at “Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris, Robert Debré University Hospital

Jérôme Nevoux
Associate Professor , Staff Physician at “Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris”,
Kremlin-Bicêtre, University Hospital

Ladies and gentlemen,

We have the great pleasure to invite you to the next scientific session of BIAP.

The session will cover some of the most exciting topics in Audiology

  • Genetics leading to auditory processing disorders
  • Psychophysics of the inner ear
  • Audiovisual training
  • Vestibular impairment in children
  • Pathophysiology of hidden hearing loss

Lectures will be delivered for French and English speaking attendees

The entrance is free and the session is certificated with 6 points by the German Society of Audiology (DGA).

We look forward to welcoming you in Lyon next spring!

Andrea Bohnert                       Prof. Hung Thai-Van

President of BIAP                   President of the Scientific Session

BSA Annual Conference 2019

BSA Annual Conference 2019
Translating Research into Practice
Wednesday 5th June 2019
Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton

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We are pleased to announce that the British Society of Audiology Annual Conference, entitled Translating Research into Practice, will be taking place on Wednesday 5th June 2019 at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton.

The BSA Annual Conference continues to be the leading UK scientific forum to bring together clinicians and researchers who have an interest in hearing, tinnitus and balance.

This event promises to offer delegates the latest in audiology research, education and expertise, with inspiring speakers and informative sessions.

This event is FREE for BSA members and only £45 for non-members.

Programme Highlights

The theme of this year's conference will focus on translational research including complex hearing loss, dementia, hearing aids and hearing implants. Delegates will get to explore how current research may fit into clinical practice within interactive sessions with today's researchers in the field of audiology.

As well as traditional conference lectures we will be hosting grand round sessions.

What is a Grand Round?

We have all heard about ward rounds - where medics review each patient under their care to plan the care required. Grand rounds are a methodology of medical education based on this idea of reviewing an individual's case; exploring the assessment and treatment options in an unusual or challenging case. During this grand round session we will explore how evolving research might be translated into clinical practice with a panel of experts.

Other programme highlights include managing dementia with hearing loss in care homes, supporting people live well with cognitive and hearing impairment in the community, new cochlear implant criteria, and much more!

Highlighted speakers include Dr Ted Killan, Dr Brian Crosbie, Emma Hooper, Kristina Link, Debi Vickers, and more!

For all BSA news and information follow at BSAudiology1 or like the British Society of Audiology Facebook page. Use and follow #BSAConf for BSA Annual Conference 2019.

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IERASG 2019 - 26th Biennial Symposium

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I am looking forward to meeting with you in Sydney, Australia for IERASG 2019. This will be the 26th meeting of IERASG, which has grown out of the informal meetings of lab groups interested in auditory electrophysiology, hosted by Professor Hallowell Davis. "Hal's Club" became the "ERA Club" and is now the International Evoked Response Audiometry Study Group. Our biennial symposium is held in odd-numbered years. We are very excited that this year IERASG will "down under" in Australia for the first time.


The website is now live for abstract submissions, with a closing date of 18th March 2019. The abstract submission page can be accessed via


The conference will officially open Sunday evening 30th June with a Welcome event. The Registration desk will be open on Sunday at 8.30 a.m. Lectures will begin 8 a.m. on Monday 1st of July and conclude mid-afternoon on Thursday 4th July. Small group tours of the Hearing Hub will be offered from Monday to Thursday at break times during the conference.


An exciting line-up of workshops has been arranged for Sunday 30th June, including Dr Andrew Dimitrijevic’s highly-regarded EEG processing workshop, workshops lead by Professor Katherine Demuth on sentence processing and eye tracking, and a workshop lead by Professor David McAlpine on fNIRS (functional near-infrared spectroscopy). There will be no charge for students attending the workshops, but priority will be given to students who have a paper or poster accepted for the conference. Workshops are open to people registered for the full IERASG2019 conference.


Apart from an excellent line-up of papers on diverse auditory evoked topics including otoacoustic emissions, auditory brainstem responses, vestibular evoked myogenic potentials, cortical evoked responses, and event related potentials, highlights of the conference will be the opportunity to visit the Hearing Hub research facilities, and to see Sydney from the water. We are very pleased to welcome Professor Lee-Suk Kim as 2019 Hallowell Davis lecturer.


International conference delegates should check the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs website – "Entering Australia" – to check whether they require a visa for conference travel to Australia from their home country (see additional Visa Information below).

Student scholarships

IERASG values their tradition of mentorship, discussions and conference experience as a way of developing collegial relationships that will support research and clinical developments in the field. We believe that these are essential tools for becoming an excellent researcher. One of IERASG’s main goals has been to mentor young researchers in the field. To ensure access to world leaders and reduce financial barriers that may prevent students from attending the IERASG 2019 Conference at Macquarie University, Sydney, 2019, IERASG is providing 15 student scholarships that include all registration costs, with access to all educational and social functions. To apply for a scholarship students need to:

  1. Submit a letter from their Supervisor/University confirming current enrolment
  2. Submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation to IERASG 2019
  3. Write in 250 words what they think they would achieve by coming to the conference

Organizing committee

Thank you to Professor Bob Cowan, Associate Professor Mridula Sharma, and Dr Bram Van Dun for their hard work preparing for our visit to Sydney. Please email Dr Sharma if you have questions about the conference

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Kind regards,
Professor Suzanne Purdy
Suzanne Purdy


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