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3-7 May, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia

Congress Program

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The XXXII World Congress of Audiology gets started with the PreCongress Program, running on Saturday 3 May and Sunday 4 May. There is a comprehensive program of Workshops and Instructional courses, together with Sponsors Symposiums, a "Hearing for the Future Expo", and Audiology Australia's prestigious Denis Byrne Memorial Lecture. In addition, the 8th National Deafness Sector Summit runs in parallel on both days, with Deafness Forum's Libby Harricks Memorial Oration a feature of Saturday's program.

The XXXII Official Opening Ceremony will be held on Sunday 4 May, from 5:00-6:00pm, immediately following the Denis Byrne Memorial Lecture.

The scientific program for the XXXII World Congress of Audiology will commence on Monday 5 May and continue until Wednesday 7 May.

Since our last World Congress in Moscow, the field of audiology has faced many new challenges, in particular the development of global audiology movements to address the staggering rates of hearing loss in developing countries, an increasing use of internet-based audiological service protocols and recognition of the perils of living in our ever-noisier world.

The XXXII World Congress of Audiology will provide a unique forum and opportunity for audiologists, physicians, speech pathologists, habilitationists, early intervention educators, hearing scientists, hearing aid dispensers, audiometrists and consumer advocates from across the globe to meet and exchange ideas and current knowledge in the field.

Three major themes have been identified for in-depth Round Tables: Living in a Noisy World, focused on issues of health and hearing-related issues from noise exposure; Central Auditory Plasticity, focusing on new research into the brain's abilities to process sound and what this might mean for management of infants and the growing population of elderly adults; and Audiology Service in the Next 10-20 Years, what is changing? a review of the current challenges and opportunities for clinical audiology in our interconnected global village.

The Round Tables will be complemented by a wide-ranging scientific program including special symposiums on global audiology and other hot topics.

Please find attached the Program at a Glance and Congress Program.

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