Auditory Attention Research Symposium and Research Roundtables Among the opportunities for researchers at the 2016 ASHA Convention are the Research Roundtables and the Research Symposium. Both events are open to all convention attendees with no separate registration fees required. Saturday, Nov. 19, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. The ability to communicate in complex listening situations involves bottom-up and ... Features
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Auditory Attention Research Symposium and Research Roundtables
The ASHA Leader, August 2016, Vol. 21, 70. doi:10.1044/leader.ACC7.21082016.70
The ASHA Leader, August 2016, Vol. 21, 70. doi:10.1044/leader.ACC7.21082016.70
Among the opportunities for researchers at the 2016 ASHA Convention are the Research Roundtables and the Research Symposium. Both events are open to all convention attendees with no separate registration fees required.
Research Symposium
Saturday, Nov. 19, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
The ability to communicate in complex listening situations involves bottom-up and top-down processing. The 2016 research symposium, “Advances in Auditory Attention Research: Processing Complex Auditory Stimuli,” brings together leading researchers to present on the auditory processing of complex signals in a variety of populations. Presenters will also address how attention mediates this function and discuss the implications of their findings for rehabilitation.
An annual program since 1990, the symposium is funded in part by a grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).
The 2016 presenters include:
  • Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, Boston University—When the Ears Interact with the Brain

  • Elyse Sussman, Albert Einstein College of Medicine—Auditory Scene Analysis: An Attention Perspective

  • Karen Helfer, University of Massachusetts-Amherst—How Aging Affects Speech Understanding in the Presence of Competing Speech

  • Lori Leibold, Boys Town National Research Hospital—The Development of Hearing Under Complex Listening Conditions

  • Gerald Kidd, Boston University—Understanding Speech in Complex Acoustic Environments

  • Michael Dorman, Arizona State University—Speech Understanding by Cochlear Implant Patients in Complex Listening Environments

For more information, contact research@asha.org.
Research Roundtables
Friday, Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Early-career and experienced researchers will gather to network and discuss research career topics at the 19th annual Research Roundtables. Discussions focus on topics related to starting, maintaining and advancing research careers: pursuing a PhD, securing research funding, scaling up research and more. Investigators who have received research grants and representatives from funding agencies will facilitate the discussions about funding.
Career development
Convention will feature a number of research career development sessions coordinated by ASHA’s Research and Scientific Affairs Committee. Contact research@asha.org for more information.
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