Frontiers in Hearing Symposium

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Frontiers in Hearing Symposium 2017


The 2017 Frontiers in Hearing - Auditory Development and Disorders

July 16-19, 2017   

The evolution of newborn hearing screening and early identification hearing loss in children presents challenges for professionals in the areas of early diagnosis, intervention, education, and management.  This multidisciplinary conference will facilitate the exchange of information and sharing of ideas to better understand current standards of care and emerging practice recommendations.


The focus of the presentations for Frontiers in Hearing 2017 will explore what we know about the relationship between the brain and auditory behavior in infants and children with hearing loss and those with normal hearing as well as provide insights into the challenge of managing children with the duel diagnosis of hearing loss and Autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Content includes new developments to support audiological assessments of infants and information to better understand auditory development in infants and children. There will be special case presentations and panel discussion from some of the world’s renowned clinicians and scientists.    


Continuing Education Credit

Continuing education credits from the American Academy of Audiology are pending.  This program is expected to offer 1.8 CEUs. (Tier I application pending)

 American Academy of Audiology approval of CE sponsorship does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.  


Preliminary Program Schedule 

 July 16:     AM/PM       Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Hearing Loss

                Evening      Reception


July 17:       AM      Speech Discrimination and Young Children

                  PM      Speech Discrimination and Listening Environments


July 18:        AM      Auditory Processing

                   PM      Auditory Assessment


July 19         AM      Supporting Children and Families            


The Ridgeline Hotel (Formerly The Rocky Mountain Park Inn) and The Estes Park Conference Center

Nestled in the heart of Estes Park, uniquely positioned minutes from Downtown, you’ll find The Ridgeline. A modern hotel retreat, The Ridgeline offers guests convenient access to the adventures of Rocky Mountain National Park and the leisure of Estes Park. This central basecamp is the perfect starting point for families, expeditionists, and travelers of any kind.


Discount hotel rooms can be reserved before May 16, 2017 by visiting using the group code 1010960 or by calling 844-744-5525.

This is a pet friendly hotel so feel free to bring Fido on your mountain adventure.  Please keep in mind dogs are not allowed on trails in Rocky Mountain National Park.




             Early registration:  $350 prior to June 1st  

             Late Registration:  $450


Single Day: 

            Early Registration: $150 prior to June 1st

            Late Registration:  $200


 To Register click here.


Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


Symposium Committee:

Sandra Abbott Gabbard, PhD

Phillip Gilley, PhD

Linda Hood, PhD

Cheryl Johnson, EdD

Jerry Northern, PhD 

Vickie Thomson, PhD 

Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, PhD


Marion Downs Center and the University of Colorado Faculty:

Christine Brennan, PhD

Angela Yarnell Bonino, PhD

Garrett Cardon, AuD, PhD

Steve Cass, MD

Janet Des Georges

Tammy Fredrickson, PhD

Dianne Goberis, MA

Sandra Abbott Gabbard, PhD

Phillip Gilley, PhD

Krista Iannuzzi, AuD

Cheryl Johnson, EdD

Jerry Northern, PhD 

Vickie Thomson, PhD  

Kristin Uhler, PhD

Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, PhD



Jamie Bogle, AuD, PhD, Mayo Clinic

Barbara Cone, PhD University of Arizona 

Amy Frisbee, MA, Children’s Hospital Colorado

Linda Hood, Ph.D. Vanderbilt University

Derek Houston, PhD, Ohio State University

Brett Martin, PhD, The City University of New York

Giovanna Morini, PhD, University of Delaware

Deborah Mood, PhD, Children’s Hospital Colorado

Erin Shafer, PhD, University of North Texas

Amy Szarkowski, PhD, MS, Harvard University

Yvonne Sinninger, PhD, UCLA

Mridula Sharma, PhD, MacQuarie University, Sydney, Australia