Chicago, IL (April 27, 2018)—The Audio Engineering Society has officially announced its Third International Conference on Music Induced Hearing Disorders, to be held June 20-22, 2018, at Columbia College, Chicago, IL.
Presenting an opportunity for leaders in the field of hearing conservation to come together, share research and ideas, and connect, the event will cover everything from safe and effective mixing of in-ear monitors for live performance to raising the public’s awareness of hearing conservation.
Kicking it all off will be the Keynote Address, “Music for Brain Health,” to be presented by Nina Kraus, PhD, Northwestern University, who notes, “Although it is all around us all of the time, we rarely give much thought to our invisible yet powerful companion, sound…Lack of exposure to meaningful sound and overexposure to meaningless sound blunts our brains and stunts our development. There are ways to capture the imprint that sounds leave on our nervous systems, empowering us to learn more and more about this invisible ally and enemy of brain health.”
Other Invited Speakers include Marshall Chasin, AuD (Musicians’ Clinics of Canada); Sharon Kujawa, PhD (Harvard Medical School); Elizabeth Beach, PhD (National Acoustic Laboratories); and Cory Portnuff, AuD, PhD (University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine).
Topics covered will include teaching strategies for hearing awareness and conservation; monitoring and controlling consumer audio devices; strategies and technologies for safer long-term hearing outcomes; active and passive hearing protection devices; music versus noise as an exposure agent; temporary effects on hearing from music; sound exposure; hearing loss in the music industry; and behavioral patterns of populations at risk.
Registration • www.aes.org/conferences/2018/hearing