EUHAThe European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA) hosts its 60th annual International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians convention in Nuremberg, Germany, on October 14-16. As one of the most important annual events in the worldwide hearing care market, this year’s convention will be hosted in the new NürnbergMesse Exhibition Hall 3A. According to EUHA, despite being 60, the International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians is not one of the old guard; on the contrary, the convention offers a unique educational experience for all its attendees. Its comprehensive and diversified program includes top-notch presentations by internationally renowned lecturers and an exhibit hall representing the products and services of more than 110 companies.

The following is designed as a EUHA Schedule at a Glance. Events and times are subject to change without notice, so be sure to check the EUHA program prior to finalizing your plans. For more information and to register for the EUHA Congress, visit www.euha.org. There is also an EUHA App available for download, in addition to a downloadable PDF of the program.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
9 AM: Opening of the trade exhibition
9 AM-5 PM: Trade show exhibition
Noon: Opening reception
12:30 PM: Opening ceremony and keynote address, by Annette Widmann-Mauz, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Health, Berlin
2:15-4:15 PM: Seminars
60th International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians – review, current status and outlook, by Jürgen Kiessling
Moving beyond the audiogram, Dave Fabry
Hearing aid development and testing in realistic virtual acoustic environments, by Bernhard Seeber
Speech perception and auditory localisation in different groups of seniors, by Tobias Weißgerber
Hearing and psychoacoustics, by Ivar Veit.
5-7 PM: General meeting of the EUHA
7:30 PM: FGH Partners Meeting

Thursday, October 15, 2015
9 AM-5 PM: Trade Exhibition
9:30 AM-4:35 PM: Seminars
Reduction in listening effort with binaural algorithms in hearing aids: An EEG study, by Matthias Latzel
Fourth-generation binaural auditory steering strategy, by Kimi Møller
Metro-logical evaluation of hearing system features using percentile analysis and taking account of acoustic coupling, by Tillmann Harries
The future of the hearing aid industry: From neurodegeneration to hearables, by Brent Edwards
Should cognitive assessments be used in hearing care practice? by Jason Galster
The conversation, the context and the brain, by Simon Carlile
Evaluating directional performance—the method matters, by Marc Aubreville
Speech reception in noise with a MaRiC (Micro- phone and Receiver in the Canal) hearing aid, by Jan de Laat
Charge up your practice, by Barry Freeman
9:30 AM-1 PM: Workshops (pre-registration required)
• Workshop 1: In-ear monitoring for people with hearing loss – considerations from a Tonmeister’s and an audiologist’s point of view. Moderation/Presenter: Dirk Köttgen
• Workshop 2: CI systems: A topic for our profession? Moderatior/Presenter: Eva Keil-Becker
• Workshop 3: Percentiles I: Percentile fitting guidelines and what’s behind them – percentile analysis in hearing aid fitting. Moderators/Presenters: Beate Gromke & Martin Blecker
5 PM: General meeting of the BIHA
8 PM: Congress Get-together

Friday, October 16, 2015
9 AM-5 PM: Trade Exhibition
9:30AM-3:45 PM: Seminars
Completely-in-the-canal (CIC) hearing aids with binaural directionality, by Homayoun Kamkar-Parsi
Screening procedure for cochlear implant candidacy, by Ulrich Hoppe
Therapeutic success in adult patients with active bone conduction implant—a retrospective study, by Tobias Rader
Frequency-specific threshold determination using multi-stimulus ABR, by Martin Walger
Frequency lowering, frequency transposition or frequency compression—don’t we need broadband instruments? A new concept of frequency composition, by Horst Warncke
The performance of music and speech perception with different frequency-lowering devices, by Marinda Uys
Hearing protection in popular music, by Bernhard Richter
Improved mobile phone communication with hearing aids through adaptive streaming volume, by Rosa-Linde Fischer
Over-the-phone hearing test—a significant improvement? by Babette Laumeister
Closing remarks
9:30 AM-1 PM: Workshops
Workshop 4: Percentiles II: Percentile fitting guidelines and what’s behind them—Measurements on hearing aids under wearing conditions. Moderators/Presenters: Beate Gromke & Martin Blecker
Workshop 5: Audio therapy and hearing aid acoustics in dialogue. Moderator/Presenter: Wolfgang Luber
Workshop 6: Bone conduction fitting—the (most) direct way. Moderator/Presenter: Marc Osswald