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History of the Society


Pierre Trenque, Terence Cawthorne, HAE Van Dishoeck, Pr Aubin would be considered founders

ISA Presidents
Term Name Country Years Served
1952-1955   Aubin France 3
1955-1958 Pietrantoni Italy 3
1958-1960 Luscher Switzerland 2
1960-1962 Tato Argentina 2
1962-1966 van Dishoek Netherlands 4
1966-1972 Glorig USA 6
1972-1974 Bocca Italy 2
1974-1976 Trenque France 2
1976-1978 Surjan Hungary 2
1978-1980 Ward USA 2
1980-1982 Lundborg Sweden 2
1982-1984 Bentzen Denmark 2
1984-1988 Berruecos Mexico 4
1988-1990 Niemeyer Germany 2
1990-1992 Koenig Switzerland 2
1992-1994 Salomon Denmark 2
1994-1996 Hinchcliffe Great Britain   2
1996-1998 Kanzaki Japan 2
1998-2000 Mencher Canada 2
2000-2002 Quaranta Italy 2
2002-2004 Fujikawa USA 2
2004-2006 Noble Australia 2
2006-2008 Tavartkiladze   Russia 2
2008-2010 Russo Brazil 2
2010-2012 Barajas Spain 2
2012-2014 Cowan Australia 2
2014-2016 Hood USA 2
2016-2018 Swanepoel South Africa
Secretary General
Assistant Secretary General
Trenque (Pierre) 1953-1972
Hinchcliffe (Ron) 1972-1990 Stephens (Dai) ?-1990
Stephens (Dai) 1990-1994 Verschuure (Hans) 1990-1994
Verschuure (Hans) 1994-2008 Parving (Agnete) 1994-2002
Mencher (George) 2002-2008
Mencher (George) 2008-2012 Tvartiladze (George) 2008-2012
Tvartiladze (George) 2012-Present Mencher (George) 2012-Present
Editors of Audiology
Function Years Name Country
Editor-in-Chief 1961-1970 H.A.E. van Dishoeck Netherlands
  Assistant Editor 1961-1982 P. Trenque France
  Assistant Editor 1962-1966 H.W. Ewertsen Denmark
  Assistant Editor 1967-1968 P. Berruecos Sr Mexico
  Assistant Editor 1967-1968 H.C. Huizing Sr Netherlands
  Assistant Editor 1969-1970 E.H. Huizing Jr Netherlands
  Assistant Editor 1969-1970 E. König Switzerland
  Assistant Editor 1969-1970 I.G. Taylor UK
Editor-in-Chief 1971-1982 E. König Switzerland
  Assistant Editor 1971-1982 A. Glorig USA
  Assistant Editor 1971-1982 R. Hinchcliffe UK
Editor-In-Chief 1983-2001 J.M. Aran France
  Assistant Editor 1983-1990 S.D.G. Stephens UK
  Assistant Editor 1983-1995 E. König Switzerland
  Assistant Editor 1991-1997 W.D. Ward USA
  Assistant Editor 1997-2001 S.D.G. Stephens UK
  Assistant Editor 1998-2001 R.S. Tyler USA
Editors of the International Journal of Audiology
Editor-In-Chief 2001-2003 S. Arlinger Sweden
  Assistant Editor 2001-2003 R. Roesser USA
Editor-In-Chief 2004-Present R. Roesser USA
  Assistant Editor 2004-Present J. Clarke USA


Congresses of the International Society of Audiology
Year   # City Country President
1953   1 Leiden Netherlands Prof. Van Dishoeck
1955   2 Paris France Prof Aubin
1956   3 Montecatini Italy Prof. Pieri
1958   4 Padova Italy Prof. Arslan
1960   5* Bonn Germany Prof. Langenbeck
1962   6 Leiden Netherlands Prof. Van Dishoeck
1964   7 Copenhagen Denmark Dr. Ewertsen
1966   8 Mexico Mexico Dr. P. Berruecos Sr. (Pedro)
1968   9 London UK Dr. Dickson
1970 10 Dallas USA Dr. A. Glorig (Aram)
1972 11 Budapest Hungary Prof. Surjan
1974 12 Paris France Prof P. Pialoux
1976 13 Firenze Italy Prof E. Bocca (Enrique)
1978 14 Acapulco Mexico Dr. P. Berruecos Jr. (Pedro)
1980 15 Kracow Poland Dr. J. Sekula (Jan)
1982 16 Helsinki Finland Dr. T. Palva (Tauno)
1984 17 Santa Barbara USA Prof. S. Gerber (Sanford)
1986 18 Prague Czechoslovakia Prof K. Sedlacek
1988 19 Jerusalem Israel Prof. M. Bergman (Moe)
1990 20 Tenerife Spain Dr. J. Barajas (Jose)
1992 21 Morioka Japan Prof. Tsuiki
1994 22 Halifax Canada Dr. G. Mencher (George)
1996 23 Bari Italy Prof. A. Quaranta (Antonio)
1998 24 Buenos Aires Argentina Prof. J. Schwartzman (Jorge)
2000 25 The Hague Netherlands Dr. J. Verschuure (Hans)
2002 26 Melbourne Australia Dr. R. Cowan (Bob)
2004 27 Phoenix USA Dr. T. Glattke (Ted)
2006 28 Innsbruck Austria Prof. P Zorowka (Patrick)
2008 29 Hong Kong China Dr. L. Wong (Lena)
2010 30 Sao Paulo Brazil Prof. I. Russo (Ieda) and Cecilia Bequilv
2012 31**   Moscow Russia Dr G Tavartikilaze
2014 32 Brisbane Australia Dr. Robert Cowan
2016 33 Vancouver Canada Dr. Kathy Pichora Fuller and Dr Marshall Chasin
2018 34 Capetown South Africa Dr DeWet Swanepoel
2020 35 Warsaw Poland Dr Henryk Skarzynski
2022 36 Hong Kong China Drs. Wong and McPherson

*First joint meeting and actual title changed to "Congress of ISA"
**Title changed to "World Congress"

Aram Glorig Award

Year Recipient Congress Status
1984 Marion Downs Santa Barbara, USA Member
1986 J. Sekula Prague, Czechoslovakia Member
1988 Moe Bergman Jerusalem, Israel Member
1990 G. Liden Tenerife, Spain Member
1992 Ronald Hinchcliffe Morioka, Japan Member
1994 W. Niemeyer Halifax, Canada Member
1996 Antonelli Bari, Italy Member
1998 Lilly Tell Buenos Aires, Argentina Member
2000 Jean-Marie Aran the Hague, the Netherlands Member
2002 Graham Clarke Melbourne, Australia Member
2004 James Jerger Phoenix, Arizona Member
2006 Stig Arlinger Innsbruck, Austria Member
2008 Hans Verschuure Hong Kong, China Member
2010 Sanford Gerber Sao Paulo, Brazil Member
2012 David Kemp Moscow, Russia Non-Member
2014 Adrian Davis Brisbane, Australia Member
2016 Harvey Dillon Vancouver, Canada Member
Extraordinary Congresses Organized by the International Society of Audiology
Year Name City Country President
1948 1st ISA Conference Stockholm Sweden Profs Holmgren and Canfield
1949 2nd ISA Conference London Great Britain Profs Holmgren and Canfield
1950 1st ISA Course Stockholm Sweden Prof Holmgren
1952 1st ISA Clinical Course Paris France Prof Aubin
1953 2nd ISA Clinical Course Paris France Prof. Aubin
1953 1st ISA Pediatric Course Groningen Netherlands Prof. Huizing
1954 1st ISA Extraordinary Congress Buenos Aires Argentina Drs Remorino and Tato
1961 2nd ISA Pediatric Course Groningen Netherlands Prof. Huizing
1962 1st ISA Technical Course Leiden Netherlands Prof Van Dishoeck
1964 1st ISA Conference On Children Toronto Canada Dr Ireland/Davis
1965 2nd ISA Extraordinary Congress Kyoto Japan Prof. Goto

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Invitation to participate in the development of the WHO Framework of Rehabilitation Services

The International Society of Audiology (ISA), represented by one of its members, Ariane Laplante-Lévesque, attended the World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework of Rehabilitation Services which took place on 29-30 June 2017 at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva. The meeting was part of the initiative WHO Rehabilitation 2030: A Call for Action. Twelve external participants and five WHO participants were present.

The meeting discussed the need or not of a WHO Framework for Rehabilitation (in other words, a tool to describe best practices in rehabilitation services). The two main goals of such a framework would be 1) to push for the inclusion of rehabilitation in Universal Health Coverage in countries and 2) to describe required workforce competencies to plan for human resource needs. In summary, all meeting participants could relate to the importance of these two goals, but had conflicting views on the relative importance of a Framework, especially given that several classifications for rehabilitation services already exist. Most authors of these classifications were present at the meeting. The idea of putting together a congress on rehabilitation workforce planning in around four years was mentioned. Since the meeting, Prof Richard Madden, who works on the International Classification of Health Interventions, has asked ISA for our input on their work, where they classify health interventions according to service provider (where and context) and service delivery (how, target group, service goals, etc). ISA will review audiology-related interventions to be included in this classification.

For more information, please contact Ariane Laplante-Lévesque via email.

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Student Membership in ISA:
A special student membership in the International Society of Audiology is available at $25.00 USD per year for those students in the fields of hearing science and audiology. This opportunity has been made possible by the generous contribution of Phonak. Memberships include on-line access to the International Journal of Audiology (IJA), reduced fees to the ISA World Congresses, meetings sponsored by ISA Affiliated Societies worldwide, and access to our website and membership.

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Editor in Chief: Ross J. Roeser PhD

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