2018 Convention Featured Speaker, David Eddins, Ph.D. CCC-A and Reminder – Hotel Room Deadline!

Are you registered for the 2018 Florida Academy of Audiology Convention at the beautiful Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida, August 1-4? Don’t miss out on your opportunity to secure 1.95 CEUs on presentations ranging in topic from vestibular, pediatrics, genetics, hyperacusis, tinnitus, product updates, practice management, medical errors, ethics and ABA tier 1 courses! Click here to access the At-A-Glance Schedule.

This year, we urge you to “Go for the Gold” at Convention. Here’s one highlight from our great lineup!

Setting the Gold Standard in Research
Presented by David Eddins, Ph.D., CCC-A

Our research involves a combination of theory and methods that span hearing, speech, and voice science with a focus on improving communication through innovative diagnostics, improved prosthetic devices, novel treatments, and evidence-based outcome measures. This work combines several core content areas within CSD including auditory neuroscience, auditory perception, amplification, speech acoustics, speech perception, voice disorders, signal processing, and computational modeling. This overview will focus on four areas ongoing research:

  • Perception of dysphonic voice: Perception of abnormal voice quality is the hallmark of most voice disorders. Pros and cons of the most comment measures of voice quality perception will be reviewed. Our application of a novel theoretical framework, corresponding experiments, and programmatic development of new clinical tools will be discussed;
  • Central auditory plasticity: Methods for inducing central auditory plasticity will be introduced and measurement of the nature and magnitude of induced plasticity will be discussed with a long-term goal of leveraging plasticity for various types of treatment;
  • Hearing aid signal processing: Following a brief overview of modern hearing aid signal processing, current research focused on characterizing environmental classification strategies and methods for measuring and improving binaural hearing systems will be discussed;
  • And, novel treatment for hyperacusis: Patients with debilitating hyperacusis often present to the clinic wearing earplugs, earmuffs, or both. We will discuss a novel treatment that leverages neural plasticity to treat this chronic disorder.

Host Hotel
FLAA has negotiated a special guest room rate at the Wyndham Grand Orlando for ONLY $129 a night plus tax which includes self-parking. Note: Valet parking will be an extra charge of $25/night plus tax if you elect to use this service.

To book your hotel room, please contact the hotel at (407) 390-2300 and tell them you are with the Florida Academy of Audiology Annual Convention. Reminder – this special rate ends June 25, 2018, so make your reservation today!

To book your room online, please click here.

To register, click here or download a paper registration form by clicking here.