Conference highlights best practice in pediatric hearing care

Twenty-five internationally renowned experts convened for 2 full days to share research findings and best practice guidance with hearing care professionals worldwide.

The 7th European Phonak Pediatric Conference took place on May 12-13 in Berlin, Germany. Since 1998, this scientific conference takes place every 3 years and never fails to deliver an enlightening program.

Andrea Bohnert and Thomas Wiesner served as Co-Chairs, assembling an exceptional program, with updates on the latest research across the field of pediatric audiology and a clear focus on improving outcomes for children with hearing loss.

International expert speakers and attendees joined the event from 27 countries worldwide. With 425 attendees joining us in Berlin and almost 300 joining remotely through live streaming. Presentations were offered in English with simultaneous translation to German or vice versa.

Presentations highlighted that:

  • Artificial intelligence is poised to make a positive impact at all stages of the hearing journey.
  • Remote care when offered in a collaborative way has added value for children.
  • New tools are available address well-being in children with hearing loss (e.g., measures to quantify listening fatigue).
  • A family-centered approach can support hearing technology use and continues to be best practice in pediatric care.

We truly appreciate the conference speakers, co-chairs and attendees for coming together to share their knowledge, experience, questions and advice on best practice.

My calendar is already marked for the 9th North American pediatric conference: A Sound Foundation for Early Amplification that will take place October 27-30, 2024, in San Diego, California. Please mark yours!

Until then, we invite you to learn more about pediatric topics, including articles by some of the conference presenters, Dr. Danielle Glista, Dr. Josephine Marriage and Dr. Elizabeth Heinrichs-Graham in our pediatric category on the Blog.

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Articles of interest

Brain structural and functional organization in children with APD

Can brain imaging tell us about how the brain differs in children with APD compared to children without hearing complaints? Or could it show us where this anomaly happens in their brain? Researchers at the School of Psychology within the University of Auckland answer this question.