HEAL 2014 - HEaring Across the Lifespan

 “Early intervention: the key to better hearing care”


The NHS and AHS Conferences have become the place where a broad community investigating all components of hearing care across the lifespan can work together to merge contemporary research findings with cutting-edge clinical practice and vice versa. Since the first NHS Conference in 2000, the number of delegates and of the submissions has increased significantly across the years, paralleling the increasing demands of this rapidly growing field. In 2012, about 700 delegates representing 60 different countries attended the NHS and AHS Conferences. Exceptional participation and vibrant discussions have made the meetings a great event. The 2012 program included more than 450 presentations in very lively oral and poster sessions, ten Keynote lectures, as well as Special Sessions, Symposia, and Satellite events. These presentation covered an overall mixture of topics including basic research on mechanisms of hearing and hearing dysfunction, medical issues related to program implementation and patient management, psychosocial effects, as well as clinical decision making, quality assurance, and health policies. For details from several key contributions from AHS 2012, check out the series of Research Forums published in the American Journal of Audiology in 2013.


The HEAL (HEaring Across the Lifespan) Conference will provide all delegates the opportunity to meet and share their latest research and clinical information, enhancing cooperation and exchange among all those who are part of this multifaceted community, in a truly international and multidisciplinary forum exploring all domains of infant and adult hearing.


To develop the spirit of the meeting, the program schedule is arranged to maximize opportunities for interaction among participants. The program will be structured in concurrent sessions, with time for interactive discussions to let delegates follow their own preferences for topics and discussions. Poster presentations will be an integral part of the Scientific Program and will be organized in topics and sub-topics in a display area designed to facilitate interaction and exchange among attendees. The Scientific Program will be complemented by comprehensive exhibit. Ample time will be allowed for all participants to visit the exhibits and speak with exhibit representatives.


Be part of this, and enjoy the warm and relaxed atmosphere of Lake Como.



Scientific Organizers

Ferdi Grandori, Alessia Paglialonga, Deborah Hayes, Larry Humes




Steering Committee

Teresa Ching -- National Acoustic Laboratories, Australian Hearing, & HEARing CRC, Australia

Adrian Davis -- Public Health England, London, UK

Louise Hickson -- Communication Disability Centre, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia

Kathleen Pichora-Fuller -- University of Toronto at Mississauga, Canada & Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linköping University, Sweden

De Wet Swanepoel -- University of Pretoria, South Africa




Collaborating Institutions



CNR IEIIT - National Research Council of Italy

Institute of Electronics, Computer and Telecommunication Engineering



Childrens Hospital logoBill Daniels Center for Children’s Hearing

Children’s Hospital Colorado (USA)






Indiana UniversityDepartment of Speech & Hearing Sciences

Indiana University (USA)



 abstract book


 The full abstract book is provided only in electronic form




for info: nhs@polimi.it

@HEAL2014  @HEAL2014



Villa Erba Congress Centre

Largo Luchino Visconti, 4

22012 Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy


Villa Erba Congress Center

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