Conference announcement

BethTAP bethtap at aol.com
Thu Feb 13 10:56:31 EST 1997


Please mark your calendar now for a conference to be held May 8 and 9
at Gallaudet:


                   WIRELESS TELEPHONES AND HEARING AIDS:
                       New Challenges for Audiology



This will be the first opportunity to get a comprehensive update on this
issue since the Summit conference of January, 1996.

This is the Fifth Annual Robert Monzon Memorial Conference, sponsored
by the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers at the Lexington
Center and Gallaudet University, in association with The League for the
Hard of Hearing.

This e-mail includes the full conference program, including speakers and
registration information.  Please feel free to share this with other
interested people. 

We hope to see you there.
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The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers at the Lexington Center
and Gallaudet University, in association with The League for the Hard of
Hearing, are pleased to present a two-day conference

              WIRELESS TELEPHONES AND HEARING AIDS:
                   New Challenges for Audiology

on May 8-9, 1997 at the Gallaudet University Kellogg Conference Center
in Washington, D.C.

This is the Fifth Annual Robert Monzon Memorial Conference, featuring
eminent audiologists, consumers and representatives from the hearing aid
and wireless telecommunication industries.


Are you ready for the 21st Century?
Come learn about advances in wireless telecommunications and the
opportunities and challenges they offer to hearing aid users and their
audiologists.  
Topics include:
- Trends in wireless phones and personal communication
- Hearing aid compatibility and assistive devices
- Electro-magnetic interference of certain telephones and hearing aids
- Research and standards activity directed at this problem
- Progress toward solutions


PROGRAM:
Thursday, May 8

8:00 Registration

9:00 Welcome, Katherine Seelman, Director, National Institute on
Disability and Rehabilitation Research

9:10 Robert Monzon Memorial Dedication, Jane Madell, Director of
Communicative Disorders, Long Island College Hospital

Part I. Wireless Telephones and Hearing Aids: It Takes Two to Tango

9:20 Overview, Mark Ross

10:00 Types of Wireless Telephone Systems and Implications, Judy
Harkins

10:40 Break

11:00 Assistive Technology and Hearing Aid Compatibility in Wireless
Telephones, Larry Eng

11:40 Questions and Answers

12:00 Lunch (Dining Area)

Part II. Research and Standards Activities on Digital Wireless Telephone
Interference with Hearing Aids

1:00 Wireless Telephone Interference: Searching for Realistic
Measurement Methods, Harry Teder

1:30 Field Studies of Interference from Digital Wireless Telephones, Harry
Levitt

2:00 Laboratory Research at the Food and Drug Administration, Marlene
Skopec

2:30 Research at the Center for the Study of Wireless Electromagnetic
Compatibility, Robert Schlegel

3:00 Break

3:20 Standards: Working Toward a Middle Ground, Stephen Berger

4:00 Questions and Answers

5:00 Closing Remarks

7:00 Banquet (Ballroom)
Invited Speaker: Michele Farquhar, Chief, Wireless Telecommunications
Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
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Friday, May 9

Part III. Progress on Solutions

9:00 Introduction, Michael Buas

9:15 The Australian Experience, Denis Byrne

10:00 R&D Progress and Solutions in Wireless Telephones Panelists from
Wireless Telephone Manufacturing Companies

10:50 Break

11:10 R&D Progress and Solutions in Hearing Aids Panelists from
Hearing Aid Manufacturing Companies

12:00 Lunch (Dining Area)

1:00 Providing Accessible Wireless Service Panelists from Wireless
Telephone Service Companies

1:50 Consumer Perspectives, Brenda Battat, Mark Ross, Donna Sorkin

2:40 Break

3:00 Policy Issues Panel of Policy Experts

3:50 Issues for Audiologists and Hearing Aid Dispensers, Barry Freeman,
Holly Kaplan

4:40 Open Discussion

5:00 Closing Remarks, Harry Levitt


Real-time captioning provided at all sessions.
Assistive listening devices and sign language interpreters available.
ASHA and AAA CEUs applied for.

Registration fee includes continental breakfasts, buffet lunches,
refreshments and handout materials.
     Full Conference - $175
     One Day Only - $100
     Student Rate - $50 per day
     Hard of Hearing/Deaf Consumers - $50 per day

Accessible guest rooms available at the Gallaudet University Kellogg
Conference Center.

For registration/information contact:
University Conference Management
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002-3695
TTY/V 202-651-6060/6053 
FAX 202-651-6074/6038
E-mail: conference at gallua.gallaudet.edu

This Conference Series was made possible by the generous financial
support of:
Argosy Electronics
Oticon
Philips Hearing Instruments
ReSound Corporation
Siemens Hearing Instruments
Starkey Labs
3M Hearing Health
and The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
(NIDRR), U.S. Dept. Of Ed. Grants #H133E30015, #H133E50002



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