The 2020 Annual AIHHP Hearing Expo – Online!
Due to the ongoing situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the re-tightening of restrictions and social distancing measures, a face to face event is unfortunately and sadly just not possible this year.
So, the presentation element of the annual AIHHP Hearing Expo will now take place via Zoom and we have put together a great and packed agenda with very relevant educational content to help all delegates continue their professional learning and development, as well as assist with burning business issues you may be facing currently.
CLICK HERE to access a PDF of the full agenda for Friday 20th November and read more below about some of our speakers.
Delegates from all sectors of the audiological community are invited to attend the main conference day on the Friday 20th November.
Saturday, 21st November
This day of the Hearing Expo is open to AIHHP Executive & Full Members ONLY.
AIHHP Members, please CLICK HERE to access a PDF of the full agenda for Saturday 21st November.
We have a packed agenda of fantastic speakers and are honoured that Professor David Baguley will be delivering the keynote speech.
Professor David Baguley 1,2,3
Disorders of Sound Tolerance
In this keynote presentation Prof Baguley will describe present knowledge regarding disorders of sound tolerance, including recruitment, hyperacusis, diplacusis, and misophonia. He will consider prevalence, presentation, and treatments for each, and where research is shedding new light of each of these.
Additionally Prof Baguley will share some thoughts on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected patients with hearing disorders, clinicians, and hearing researchers. He will specifically consider reports that the virus (and/or treatment) can cause hearing loss and tinnitus.
Find more out about David HERE
Prof David Baguley 1,2,3
1Nottingham NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, University of Nottingham
2 Hearing Sciences, Division of Clinical Neurosciences, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham
3 Nottingham Audiology Services, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
End Point Assessment Manager – National School of Healthcare Science, Health Education England
Hearing Aid Dispenser Apprenticeships
Boota will give a presentation on what Hearing Aid Dispenser Apprenticeships entail from both the apprentices & the employers point of view.
Dr Christian Füllgrabe
Lecturer in Psychology, School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences, Loughborough University
“The deafer, the dumber?” – When age-related hearing loss masquerades as cognitive deficit
Performance on cognitive tests is interpreted as providing information about a person’s neurological/mental functioning. Medically, it is used to screen for brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, while, in hearing science, it is used as an inclusion/exclusion criterion for test participants and as a predictor of interindividual variability in auditory abilities (e.g. speech perception in noise). Many commonly employed cognitive tests use verbally presented test stimuli (e.g. Mini Mental State Examination, Montreal Cognitive Assessment). Given the high prevalence of age-related hearing loss (ARHL) in the older population, cognitive-test performance may be biased, resulting in an over-estimation of their cognitive deficit.
Read Christian’s recently published full paper HERE
Dr Füllgrabe is a lecturer at Loughborough University specializing in the study of changes in sensory and cognitive processing abilities across the adult lifespan and their contribution to age-related speech-perception difficulties.
Manufacturer Presentation #1 – Signia
Join Signia for a fast paced Pecha Kucha Experience!
Find out what makes a Signia partnership so unique and how Innovation can drive consumer interest.
What is PechaKucha?
PechaKucha’s 20×20 presentation format shows 20 chosen images, each for 20 seconds. PechaKucha means “chit chat” in Japanese. This creative outlet began as night time get-togethers in Tokyo in 2003 by two renowned architects. Since then, three million people have attended PechaKucha events worldwide.
Julia Van Huyssteen – National Training Manager
Sunir Gyawali – Independents Sales Manager
Emma Jones – Brand Manager
***SIGNIA BREAKOUT ROOM***
Join Signia for the Quiz of the season! Who will be crowned the AIHHP Champion?
Manufacturer Presenation #2 – Phonak
Well Hearing is Well Being
Hearing well goes beyond the ability to simply hear sounds clearly. It’s linked to a greater state of social-emotional, cognitive and physical well-being. The bigger picture, with taking action to treat hearing loss as a catalyst for well-being, is what we refer to as “Well-hearing is Well-being”. Take the first step to help your clients to connect socially, thrive mentally and emotionally with Phonak Paradise.
Richard Neale -Phonak Sales Manager
***PHONAK BREAKOUT ROOM***
92% of HCPs would recommend Phonak Paradise to their peers. Find out how we will partner with you to make sure even more of your customers can experience the sound of Paradise this Christmas.
Manufacturer Presentation #3 – GN Hearing
Breaking News: GN Hearing claims unique and exclusive ReSound ONE is changing the game for independent businesses
In their own unique and innovative style, Director of Sales Joe Whibley and Field Training Audiologist Katie Ogden, share how ReSound ONE can help businesses grow their ASP & revenue organically, broaden their customer spectrum through increasing leads and opening doors, whilst reducing pain and saving £’s! In fact just by watching you could genuinely add £1,000’s to your bottom line with GN’s exclusive AIHHP offer.
Joe Whibley – Director of Sales
Katie Ogden – Field Training Audiologist
Manufacturer Presentation #4 – Unitron
Accessing the subtle nuances of speech through advanced processing and remote microphone technology.
Emotion is only one important aspect that contribute to overall meaning in speech and it is an exciting and emerging new area of research in the hearing industry with some important implications. We will explore the research on this topic, along with the solutions Unitron provides on our Discover Next platform, along with the added advantage of RogerDirect technology.
Presenter: Ian Mortimer, Commercial Audiology Manager
Manufacturer Presentation #5 – Widex
Hearing aids and Music
From the Musicians Mouth. A musicians account of achieving perfection in sound and his experience of Widex Moment.
***WIDEX BREAKOUT ROOM***
In Widex’s breakout session, Emma Williams, Brand Manager at Widex will be running a workshop entitled:
Reinforcing your Message – 6 times!
An interactive workshop on the value of effective communication to get your message across.
Manufacturer Presentation #6 – Oticon
Hearing and the Brain – A New Perspective
It is well-documented that hearing is a complex cognitive process, and the scientific community is continuously discovering more about how the brain makes sense of sound. Join me as we explore the latest findings and the implications for hearing technology. We’ll also look at the role of use of hearing aids in the prevention of dementia.
Alison Stone, Training Manager & Audiologist, Oticon UK
Manufacturer Presentation #7 – Starkey
Easy to Choose Easy to Use
This presentation will focus on new advances within Livio Edge AI hearing technology.
Edge AI computing is a breakthrough in hearing aids, adding an on demand adaptive fine tuning feature.
This technology utilises on board artificial intelligence to maximise audibility in any listening situation. Starkey Livio products encompass a range of additional accessibility features and we will explore how those benefit a wide range of your customers.
Paul Lamb RHAD MSHAA
Technical Director, Starkey Hearing Technologies UK