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CAPD Boot Camp Update

The first CAPD boot camp at the University of Arizona (Speech Language and Hearing Sciences Department) was held on January 4 and 5, 2017. Seven previous boot camps were held at the University of Connecticut starting in 2007. The faculty for this meeting included Jane Baran, Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Erick Gallun, Ph.D., VA Hospital and University of Oregon Health Science Center, Mike Webb, M.A., EAR- Central, Hereford, AZ., and University of Arizona doctoral students Barrett St. George and Diane Cheek and Frank Musiek, Ph.D. University of Arizona.

The participants included experienced, practicing audiologists as well as graduate students interested in CAPD. The program organization was in part, generously supported by the Royal Arch Research Assistance (RARA).

The program was an intense exposure to the practical aspects of CAPD that focused not only on didactic lecture, but also “hands on” lab experience on the administration of central auditory test procedures. Sessions permitted participants to present and discuss their challenging cases with the faculty.  In addition, current professional issues in CAPD were presented along with selected current clinical research. Presentations and discussions were aimed at both diagnostic and management issues in clinical settings. New CAPD information on blast injury, dichotic auditory training, use of hearing aids and dyslexia were some of the presentations that drew the most discussion and interest.

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Dr. Musiek's Upcoming Presentations

International Conference on Auditory Cortex - September 10-15, 2017: Banff, Alberta 

International Evoked Response Study Group - May 21-25, 2017: Warsaw, Poland - The Middle latency response (MLR) and disorders of the central nervous system

The Poland Otolaryngology Conference - May 25-26, 2017: Warsaw, Poland - Clinical Application of the Gaps in Noise (GIN) Test

Joint DOD & VA Audiology Conference - February 6-8, 2017: Anaheim, CA - Adult Clinical Populations and CAPD

Asociation for Research in Otolaryngology - February 11-15, 2017: Baltimore, MD - TBA

Speech & Hearing Association of Virginia - March 23-25, 2017: Richmond, VA - Part 1: Fundamentals of Pediatric CAPD, Part 2: An Overlooked Population: Adult CAPD

Am. Academy of Audiology AudiologyNOW! - April 5-7, 2017: Inianapolis, IN - A 3-D Rotational Tour of the Vertebro-basilar System: It's Neuroanatomy & NeuroAudiology

Kaiser Permanente Audiology Symposium - May 14-15, 2017: Oakland, CA - Part 1: The Vertebro-basilar System: It's Importance to Audiology and NeuroAudiology, Part 2: Frank Musiek's Chosen Case Studies In NeuroAudiology

International Evoked Response Study Group - May 21-25, 2017: Warsaw, Poland - TBA

 

Upcoming Research Conferences in 2017

ARO 39th Mid-Winter Meeting February 11-15, 2017

The Association for Research in Otolaryngology 2017 MidWinter Conference will be held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Baltimore, MD. To register click here.

AAS 2016 Annual Meeting March 2-4, 2017

The Annual Scientific and Technlogy Conference of the American Auditory Society will be held at the Chaparral Suites Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ from March 2-4 2016. For more information about the conference click here.

AudiologyNOW! 2016 April 5-8, 2017

The American Academy of Audiology annual AudiologyNOW! conference will be held at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN from April 5-8, 2017. For general information about the conference click here.

2017 International Conference on Auditory Cortex September 10-15, 2017

The 2017 Conference on Auditory Cortex will be held in Banff, Cananda to discuss and debate new findings in hearing research and auditory cortex function. The meeting will consist of four Keynote Lectures, 21 invited talks, 21 talks from graduate students and postdoctoral fellows that are selected from submitted abstracts, and poster sessions. 

 

Be on the lookout!

The 2nd Edition of the Auditory System: Anatomy, Physiology, and Clinical Correlates is under way!!! 

 

New Publications!

Musiek, F., Shinn, J., Chermak, G., & Bamiou, D. (In Press) Perspectives on the Pure Tone Audiogram, JAAA.

Everett, A., St. George, B., & Denny, N. (2016). Anatomical locus of the angular gyrus: Preliminary findings. Journal of Hearing Science 6(2), 29-39.

Musiek, F. & Chermak, G. (2015). Psychophysical and behavioral peripheral and central auditory tests. In G. G. Celesia & G. Hickok (Eds). The Human Auditory System: Fundamental Organization and clinical Disorders (pp. 313-332). New York: Elsevier.

Weihing, J., Guenette, L., Chermak, G., Brown, M., Ceruti, J., Fitzgerald, K., ... & Musiek, F. (2015). Characteristics of Pediatric Performance on a Test Battery Commonly Used in the Diagnosis of Central Auditory Processing Disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 26(7), 652-669.

 

Congratulations are in Order!

Congratulations to Bryan Wong (second year Au.D. student) and Renata Filippini (post-doctoral fellow), from the University of Arizona Neuroaudiology Lab for receiving the James and Susan Jerger Award for Excellence in Student Research! The research that they presented is titled, Auditory Temporal Tests: An Indicator of CANS Pathology. This research was received at The American Academy of Audiology's Annual AudiologyNOW! Conference. 

Award

Student Presentations at the 2017 Association for Research in Otolaryngology 40th MidWinter Meeting

St. George, B., Demarco, A. & Musiek, F. Modern Views on the Anatomy of Planum Temporale (poster). To be presented at the Association for Research in Otolaryngology Conference, Baltimore, MD, February 11-15, 2017.

Student Presentations at the 2017 American Auditory Society's 44th Annual Scientific & Technology Conference 
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Everett, A., Denny, N. & Musiek, F. Variations in the Duration Pattern Test (poster). Presented at the American Auditory Society’s 44th Annual Scientific & Technology Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, March 2-4, 2017.

Filippini, R., Wong, B., & Musiek F. Diagnostic Accuracy of the GIN Test for Neuro-auditory Lesions.  Presented at the American Auditory Society’s 44th Annual Scientific & Technology Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, March 2-4, 2017.

Wong, B., Filippini, R. & Musiek F. Auditory Temporal Processing Tests: An Indicator of CANS Pathology.  Presented at the American Auditory Society’s 44th Annual Scientific & Technology Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, March 2-4, 2017.

St. George, B., Demarco, A. & Musiek, F. Modern Views on the Anatomy of Planum Temporale (poster). Presented at the American Auditory Society’s 44th Annual Scientific & Technology Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, March 2-4, 2017.

Student Presentations at the 2017 AudiologyNOW!

Everett, A., Denny, N. & Musiek, F. Variations in the Duration Pattern Test (poster). Presented at the 29th American Academy of Audiology Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN, April 5-8, 2017.

Filippini, R., Wong, B., & Musiek F. Diagnostic Accuracy of the GIN Test for Neuro-auditory Lesions.  Presented at the 29th American Academy of Audiology Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN, April 5-8, 2017.

Ivy, Cheek, D., Musiek, F. ABR Heralds the Initial Diagnosis of Neurofibromatosis Type II (poster). Presented at the 29th American Academy of Audiology Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN, April 5-8, 2017

Wong, B., Filippini, R. & Musiek F. Auditory Temporal Processing Tests: An Indicator of CANS Pathology.  Presented at the 29th American Academy of Audiology Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN, April 5-8, 2017.

St. George, B., Demarco, A. & Musiek, F. Modern Views on the Anatomy of Planum Temporale (poster). Presented at the 29th American Academy of Audiology Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN, April 5-8, 2017.

 

Recently Published 

Plural Publishing has released “Basic Fundamentals of Hearing Science” by Tony Sahley (Cleveland State University) and Frank Musiek (University of Arizona).