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Research Symposium on Hearing

The Research Symposium on Hearing brings together clinicians and researchers at the 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.

ASHA has offered this annual program 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 they attend key, pre-selected events and sessions, including the Research Symposium on Hearing.

2021 Symposium

Friday, November 19, 2021
9:30 a.m. to Noon
Washington, D.C.

This year's Research Symposium on Hearing is organized by Nicholas Reed (Johns Hopkins University), who is the Hearing, Tinnitus, and Vestibular Science topic chair for the 2021 ASHA Convention. Attendance at these sessions is included with in-person ASHA Convention registration; no separate registration or fee is required.

Symposium Presentations

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Assessing Hearing Loss to Improve Healthcare Outcomes
Session #1259

Dr. Esther Oh, MD, PhD (Johns Hopkins University)

11:00 a.m. – Noon

Age-Related Hearing Loss & Mood Disorders in Older Adults: Neural Mechanisms & Novel Therapeutic Approaches
Session #1297

Dr. Bret Rutherford, MD (Columbia University)

2019 Symposium Recordings

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

Cellular-level Diagnosis and Personalized Therapy of Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Konstantina Stankovic, MD, PhD, FACS, Massachusetts Ear and Eye Institute, Harvard Medical School

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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