Chicago, IL (October 26, 2011)—The Audio Engineering Society (AES) has issues a call for papers to be presented at its 47th Conference, “Music-Induced Hearing Disorders: New Technologies for Measurement and Protection.”
The conference will highlight hearing loss prevention strategies and devices related to music production and reproduction. The event will take place at Columbia College in Chicago, June 20-22, 2012.
Researchers, including those from both the audiology and pro audio fields, are invited to submit papers for presentation at the conference. Proposed topics for presentation include: Standards and Guidelines for Hearing Exposure and Protection; Active and Passive Hearing Protection Devices; Hearing Exposure Measurement and Control Devices; Technologies for Monitoring and Controlling Consumer Audio Devices; Sound Level Management for Live Sound Events; Electronic Devices for Hearing Impaired Musicians and Sound Engineers; and other related topics.
The conference committee invites the submission of manuscripts (4-10 pages, maximum 3,000 words) for consideration. Papers should be submitted by January 15, 2012, and may address the above topic list, or other areas relevant to the conference. Papers should include a problem statement, work performed, methods employed, conclusions and significance of the work. Each will be reviewed by the conference committee, and authors notified of acceptance for inclusion well in advance of the conference.
The conference also invites proposals for workshops and tutorials. Interested parties should submit a 125-word abstract, with possible participants, duration, and facility needs to the conference committee before January 15, 2012.
The AES 47th International Conference is being chaired by Dr. Michael Santucci, Au.D., a practicing audiologist, AES member, and president of Sensaphonics. Co-chairs for papers are Joerg Bitzer and Robert Schulein.
The Call For Papers for the Conference on Music-Induced Hearing Disorders can be downloaded (PDF) at http://www.aes.org/conferences/47/downloads/47thCallForPapers.pdf. The document includes email addresses for further inquires.