About this event

  • Date and time Fri 5 Nov 2021 from 2:00pm to 4:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Otology

As otologists, we are “hearing” surgeons and have the ability to restore and rehabilitate hearing. The workhorse outcome measure is the pure tone audiogram but is this fit for purpose? Are there other, more functional, assessments of hearing that we should be looking to make a new gold standard? This live stream will provide an in-depth examination of how we assess hearing qualitatively and quantitatively. 

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Experts that will cover this subject thoroughly include Dr Michael Stone, Marston Senior Research Fellow, Division of human communication, development and hearing, University of Manchester, will be talking about Anatomic and physiological aspects of the human earProfessor Brian Moore, Emeritus Professor of Auditory Perception in the University of Cambridge, will be talking about Pure tone audiometry – Strengths and limitationsDr Debi Vickers, Principal Research Associate, Cambridge Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, will be talking about Measures of hearing quality, and Professor Stuart Rosen, Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University College London, will be talking about Speech audiometry in the assessment of hearing.

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The Otology Section would like to thank our Annual Sponsors KARL STORZ Endoscopy (UK) Ltd, Medtronic, NSK United Kingdom Ltd & Severn Healthcare Technologies LTD and Oticon Medical for their valued support of the 2021 to 2022 Academic Programme.

Please note that none of the companies listed has had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of these meetings.

Key speakers

Professor Brian Moore

Emeritus Professor of Auditory Perception in the University of Cambridge

Speaker's biography

Brian Moore is an Emeritus Professor of Auditory Perception at the University of Cambridge. His research interests are the perception of sound; development of new diagnostic tests of hearing; design of signal processing hearing aids for sensorineural hearing loss; methods for fitting hearing aids to the individual. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Acoustical Society of America, The Audio Engineering Society, The British Society of Audiology, and the Association for Psychological Science, and an Honorary Fellow of the Belgian Society of Audiology and the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists. He was President of the Association of Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals (UK) from 1994 to 2021. He has written or edited 20 books and over 730 scientific papers and book chapters. He has been awarded the Littler Prize and the Littler Lecture of the British Society of Audiology, the Silver and Gold medals of the Acoustical Society of America, the first International Award in Hearing from the American Academy of Audiology, the Award of Merit from the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, the Hugh Knowles Prize for Distinguished Achievement, and an honorary doctorate from Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland. He recently received the Life Achievement Award from the American Auditory Society. He is wine steward of Wolfson College, Cambridge. In his spare time, he likes playing the guitar and fixing things.

Dr Michael Stone

Marston Senior Research Fellow, Division of human communication, development and hearing, University of Manchester

Speaker's biography

Michael Stone trained and graduated too many years ago to remember as an electrical engineer. His research career started at the BBC working on digital audio and video, the latter to incorporate visual perception into the design of HDTV (Hi-Definition TV) systems. He then worked on multiple MRC programme grants investigating and applying digital signal processing to hearing aids and cochlear implants so as to remediate degraded auditory perception. Currently, he co-directs the Hearing Device Research Centre at the Manchester Center for Audiology and Deafness. His latest projects have been on new test signals for infant hearing assessment as well as improving both acoustic and visual communication through face masks and visors in response to issues raised by the recent pandemic. He is an elected Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and a member of the British Society of Audiology (BSA). In 2015 he received the Thomas Simms Littler prize from the BSA for contributions to hearing aid technology and fitting methods.

Professor Stuart Rosen

Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University College London

Speaker's biography

Stuart Rosen currently holds the Chair in Speech and Hearing Science at UCL, in the Department of Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences. His research interests are broadly-based on hearing and speech, with an emphasis on the interface between the two. Over the years he has studied a variety of aspects of auditory perception with speech and non-speech, in adults and children, and in typical and disordered populations (including people with autism, language disorders and hearing impairments). He has also used a wide variety of experimental techniques, including behaviour, pupillometry, EEG, fMRI and fNIRS.

Dr Debi Vickers

Principal Research Associate, Cambridge Neuroscience, University of Cambridge

Agenda

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Welcome and introduction

Mr Philip Robinson, Consultant Otolaryngologist at University Hospitals Bristol and Mr Jeremy Lavy, Consultant Ear Surgeon at the Royal National ENT Hospital

Anatomical and physiological aspects of the human ear

Dr Michael Stone, Marston Senior Research Fellow, Division of human communication, development and hearing, University of Manchester

Pure tone audiometry: Strengths and limitations 

Professor Brian Moore, Emeritus Professor of Auditory Perception in the University of Cambridge

Comfort break
Measures of hearing quality

Dr Debi Vickers, Principal Research Associate, Cambridge Neuroscience, University of Cambridge

Speech audiometry in the assessment of hearing

Professor Stuart Rosen, Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University College London

Close of meeting

Sponsors

Location

Online

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this live stream are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Registration for this live stream will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

This live stream will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the live stream has taken place. 

This live stream will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be  distributed  in future on various internet channels. 

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