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Research Symposium on Hearing

The Research Symposium on Hearing brings together clinicians and researchers at ASHA Convention to discuss current research that has important implications for the study of communication sciences and disorders (CSD). Each year's symposium focuses on a specific theme in hearing research and is presented by invited speakers who are experts in their fields.

This annual program has been offered since 2017. It is coordinated by the Hearing, Tinnitus, and Vestibular Science topic chair for Convention. Attendance is included with ASHA Convention registration; no separate registration or fee is required.

ASHA offers an Audiology/Hearing Science Research Travel Award (ARTA) for audiology and hearing science doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. Awardees each receive a stipend and an ASHA Convention registration fee waiver, and attend key, pre-selected events and sessions, including the Research Symposium on Hearing.

2019 Symposium

This year's Research Symposium on Hearing was organized by Lauren Calandruccio (Case Western Reserve University), who was the Hearing, Tinnitus, and Vestibular Science topic chair for the 2019 ASHA Convention.

Symposium Presentations

Watch recordings of the sessions as presented at the 2019 ASHA Convention.

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Cellular-level Diagnosis and Personalized Therapy of Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Konstantina Stankovic, MD, PhD, FACS, Massachusetts Ear and Eye Institute, Harvard Medical School
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Function, Dysfunction and Restoration of Sensory Transduction Channels in Auditory Hair Cells   
Jeffrey Holt, PhD, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

ASHA Voices Podcast

Listen to the ASHA Voices podcast to hear Drs. Stankovic and Holt discuss their research. Recorded at the 2019 ASHA Convention in Orlando, this podcast brings a conversational tone to the stories behind their research.

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