International Meeting Invited and Submitted Presentations

  “Compression Strategies and Multichannel Instruments.”  Keynote Lecture, British Society of Audiology,  Edinburgh, Scotland, September 9, 2004.

  “Simplistic Evaluation Flow Chart (For Measurement of Digital Hearing Aids).”  With Christopher Schweitzer, Michael Valente, and Kris Frye, International Collegium of Rehabilitative Audiology, Copenhagen, Denmark, June, 2003.

  “Geriatric Population and Hearing Aids.” South African Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Sun City, South Africa, October 27, 2003.

  “Hearing Aids: Terminology.” South African Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Sun City, South Africa, October 28, 2003.

  “Uses, Analysis, and Performance of Hearing Aids.” South African Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Sun City, South Africa, October 28, 2003.

  “Hearing Aid Validation.” South African Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Sun City, South Africa, October 29, 2003.

  “Questions Hearing Aid User’s Ask.” South African Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Sun City, South Africa, October 29, 2003.  

  “Digital Hearing Aids: What’s Out There and What are the Real Differences.”  Hearing Aids 2002,  The first Saskatchewan Health conference for Audiologists and Hearing Instrument Practitioners, Regina, Saskatchewan, May 23, 2002. .”

  “The Most Significant Issue in fitting Hearing Aids: Signal to Noise Ratio.” Hearing Aids 2002, The first Saskatchewan Health conference for Audiologists and Hearing Instrument Practitioners, Regina, Saskatchewan, May 23, 2002.

  “Evaluating Your Digital Fittings.” Hearing Aids 2002, The first Saskatchewan Health conference for Audiologists and Hearing Instrument Practitioners, Regina, Saskatchewan, May 23, 2002.

  “Practical Solutions for Troubleshooting Problems When Fitting Hearing Aids.”  Hearing Aids 2002, The first Saskatchewan Health conference for Audiologists and Hearing Instrument Practitioners, Regina, Saskatchewan, May 23, 2002.

  “Results of HINT, Loudness, and APHAB: A Disposable ITC Hearing Aid and its Application to Precipitous High-Frequency Hearing Losses.”  International Collegium of Rehabilitative Audiology, Cardiff, Wales, May 28, 2001.

  “Digital Hearing Aids: An Introduction,” Philips International Hearing Instruments (Pty) Ltd., Rob Roy Conference and Hospitality Centre, Durban, South Africa, April 24, 1998.

  “Digital Hearing Aids and Remote Teleprogramming,” Philips International Hearing Instruments (Pty) Ltd., Volkswagen Marketing Conference Center, Johannesburg, South Africa, April 23, 1998.

  “The Audiologist in America,” Presentation to a delegation from Japan, Los Angeles, CA, April 7, 1998.

  “Digital Signal Processing in Hearing Aids,” Philips International Hearing Instruments (Pty) Ltd., Cape Town Conference Center, Cape Town, South Africa, April 21, 1998.

  “Basic Masking: An Explanation and Procedure,” 9th Western Canadian Symposium, Jasper, Alberta Canada, March 28, 1998.

  “Programmable and Digital Hearing Aids,” 9th Western Canadian Symposium, Jasper, Alberta Canada, March 27, 1998.

  “Digital Hearing Aid Seminar,” Philips Hearing Instruments, Canada, Toronto, Mississauga, and Hamilton, Ontario Canada, February 3, 4, and 5, 1998.

  “Digital Signal Processing Seminars,” Philips Hearing Instruments, Canada.  Vancouver, BC; Kelowna, BC; Calgary, Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta, January 12, 13, 14, 15, 1998.

  “Hearing Instrument Specifications – What They Mean and How to Read Them,” H.A.A.S. Audiology Workshop, Pretoria, South Africa, August, 1997.

  “Transcranial Hearing Aid Fittings,” H.A.A.S. Audiology Workshop, Pretoria, South Africa, August, 1997.

  “CIC/ITE – Problems and Solutions,” H.A.A.S. Audiology Workshop, Pretoria, South Africa, August, 1997.

  “FM Systems – Latest Developments,” H.A.A.S. Audiology Workshop, Pretoria, South Africa, August, 1997.

  “Programmable and Digital Hearing Instruments,” H.A.A.S. Audiology Workshop, Pretoria, South Africa, August, 1997.

  “Adding Value to Your Practice,” H.A.A.S. Audiology Workshop, Pretoria, South Africa, August, 1997.

  “An Introduction to the M11M Remote Teleprogramming CIC Hearing Instrument,” Philips International Hearing Instruments, Johannesburg, South Africa, August, 1997.

  “An Introduction to Digital Hearing Instruments,” Philips International Hearing Instruments, Johannesburg, South Africa, August, 1997.

  “Signal-to-Noise Issues Related to Hearing Aid Fitting,” International Hearing Society 1997 Convention, Las Vegas, NV, September, 1997.

  “CIC Problem Solving,”  Philips Educational Seminar, Auckland, New Zealand; Wellington, New Zealand; and Christchurch, New Zealand, October 7, 8, 9, 1996.

  “Introduction of the MIIM Programmable CIC With Remote Control,” Philips Educational Seminar, Auckland, New Zealand; Wellington, New Zealand; and Christchurch, New Zealand, October 7, 8, 9, 1996.

  “Consumer Psychology and Risk Reduction,”  7th Western Canadian Symposium, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May, 1996.

  “Hearing in the Elderly With Implications for Hearing Aid Use, 7th Western Canadian Symposium, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May, 1996.

  “Deep Canal Hearing Aids: CIC and Peritympanic.  Concepts, Issues, and Future.  Full-day seminar and concluding panel discussion, with Mueller, G., Chasin, M., and Seewald, R. 21st Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, May, 1996.

  “Hearing Aid Update: Programmable vs. Standard Hearing Aids,” Third Annual Rocky Mountain Otology Conference, Denver and Vail CO, August, 1995.

  “Bony Seal Tip For CIC Hearing Instruments,”  Special Seminar, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, April, 1995.

  “Deep Canal Hearing Aids, Peritympanic and CIC Approaches.  Promises, Promises...  What You Need to Know About the Theory and the Reality – Some Continuing Issues,” 1995 Western Canadian Symposium, Victoria, British Columbia Canada, April, 1995.

  “Remote Telephone Programming (RTP): A New Concept to Fit Hearing Aids,” 30th Annual Colorado Otology-Audiology Conference, Breckenridge, CO, March, 1996.

  “Peritympanic, Deep, and Completely in the Canal Hearing Aids,” Speech, Language and Hearing Association of Alberta, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, October, 1994.

  “Marketing for Hearing Aid Dispensing,”  Special Session During the Meeting of the XXIV Pan American Congress of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela, November, 1994.

   “Diagnostic Audiology and Hearing Aids,” XXIV Pan American Congress of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela, November, 1994.

  “Current Concepts in Hearing Aid Technology,” XXIV Pan American Congress of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela, November, 1994.

  “Peritympanic, Deep, and Completely-in-the-Canal Hearing Aids,”  Speech, Language and Hearing Association of Alberta, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, October, 1994.

  “The Ear Canal and Its Role in Hearing Aid Fitting,”  (2 sessions), International Hearing Society, 43rd Annual Convention, Nashville, Tennessee, August/September, 1994.

  “Résultats Cliniques Comparatifs Entre Des Applications Péritympaniques et Profondes ou C.I.C., Programme des Journées Nationales des Audioprothésistes Francais, Paris, France, May, 1994.

  “International Marketing,” National Sales Managers, Paris, France, May, 1994.

  “Hearing Instrument Marketing Seminar,” International Meeting of Philips Hearing Instruments Distributors, October, 1993, Nuremberg, Germany.

  “New Developments in the XP Peritympanic Hearing Instrument,” German Meeting of Hearing Aid Dispensers and Manufacturers, October, 1993, Nuremberg, Germany.

  “The XP Peritympanic Hearing Instrument,” Leading Hospital and Clinical Programs in Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden, October, 1993.

  “Fitting and Introduction to the XP Peritympanic Hearing Instrument,” Leading Hospital and Clinical Programs in Norway, Oslo, Norway, October, 1993.

  “Peritympanic Hearing Instruments,” University of Cape Town at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, August, 1993.

  “Peritympanic Hearing Instruments,” University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, August, 1993.

  “Geriatric Audiology,” University of Witswatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, August, 1993.

  “Contemporary Hearing Aid Evaluation Practices,” University of Witswatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, August, 1993.

  “Hearing Aid Troubleshooting,” University of Witswatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, August,  1993.

  “Masking Made Simple,” South Africa Society of Hearing Aid Acousticians, Johannesburg, South Africa, August, 1993.

  “Hearing in the Elderly, With Implications for Hearing Aid Use,” South Africa Society of Hearing Aid           Acousticians, Johannesburg, South Africa, August, 1993.

  “The Status of Hearing Aid Assessment,” South Africa Society of Hearing Aid Acousticians, Johannesburg, South Africa, August, 1993.

  “The Ear Canal and its Role in Fitting Hearing Aids,” South Africa Society of Hearing Aid Acousticians, Johannesburg, South Africa, August, 1993.

  “A New Hearing Technology: Peritympanic ITC Hearing Instruments,” International Collegium of Rehabilitative Audiology, Cairo, Egypt, February, 1993

  “Peritympanic Hearing Aids,” Leading Hospital and Clinical Programs in Eastern Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark, November, 1992.

  “Peritympanic Hearing Aids,” Leading Hospital and Clinical Programs in Western Denmark, Kolding, Denmark, November, 1992.

  “Peritympanic Hearing Aids,” Leading Hospital and Clinical Programs in Norway and Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden, November, 1992.

  “Peritympanic Hearing Aids,” Leading Hospital and Clinical Programs in Eastern Denmark, sponsored by Philips, The Netherlands, Copenhagen, Denmark, November, 1992.

  “Peritympanic Hearing Aids,” Leading Hospital and Clinical Programs in Western Denmark, Sponsored by Philips, The Netherlands, Kolding, Denmark, November, 1992.

  “Peritympanic Hearing Aids,” Leading Hospital and Clinical Programs in Norway and Sweden, sponsored by Philips, The Netherlands, Stockholm, Sweden, November, 1992.

  “Noise and Hearing Aid Performance: What’s Really Going on?” and “My Aided AI Covers My Loss, So Why is My Discrimination Problem Showing?” with Teder, Preves, Killion, Mueller, and Cole.  W. Staab, Moderator, International Hearing Society, Dallas, TX, September, 1992.

  “Fitting Hearing Instruments in the USA,” South Africa Hearing Aid Acousticians, Johannesburg, South Africa, September, 1992.

  “Peritympanic Hearing Aid Fittings: The Wave of the Future?” South Africa Hearing Aid Acousticians, Johannesburg, South Africa, September, 1992.

  “Transcranial Hearing Aid Fittings,” South Africa Hearing Aid Acousticians, Johannesburg, South Africa, September, 1992.

  “The Articulation Index: In-Office Method of Determining Hearing Aid Effectiveness,” South Africa Hearing Aid Acousticians, Johannesburg, South Africa, September, 1992.

  “The Current Status of Hearing Aids,” University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, September, 1992.

  “Interpersonal Characteristics of the Hearing Aid Wearer,” The Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario Symposium ‘90, Niagara Falls, Ontario, April, 1990.

  “Hearing in the Elderly,” Unitron Hearing Technology Seminar, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, January, 1990.

  “Hearing in the Elderly and Hearing Aids,” Unitron Hearing Technology Seminar, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, November, 1989.

  “A Comparison of Programmable and Digital Approaches to Hearing Aid Development,” (Invited keynote speaker), Second Meeting of the International Collegium of Rehabilitative Audiology, Florida State University Wakulla Springs Lodge and Conference Center, Tallahassee, Florida, March, 1989

  “The Programmable Hearing Aid: Its Advantages and Disadvantages,” 18th Annual International Hearing Aid Seminar, Co-Sponsored by Ear International, San Diego, CA, February, 1989.

  “Hearing Aid Technology,” The Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 1988 Convention, Toronto, Ontario, October, 1988.

  “Digital Hearing Aids and Other New Technical Developments,” International Hearing Aid Seminar, San Diego, CA, February, 1987.

  “Realistic Marketing Strategies for the Hearing Aid Specialist,” 15th Annual International Hearing Aid Seminar, San Diego, California, February, 1985. 

  “A Wearable Digital Hearing Aid,” 17th International Congress of Audiology, Santa Barbara, California, August, 1984.

  “Digital, Portable TDD,” Alexander Graham Bell Association International Convention, Portland, Oregon, June, 1984.

  “How to Apply Technological Advances in Hearing Aids to the Hearing Impaired Patient,” 13th Annual International Hearing Aid Seminar, San Diego, California, April, 1983.

  “Earmolds - From Start to Finish,” Convention of the Ontario Speech and Hearing Association, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, September, 1981.

  “Recent Advances in Hearing Aids and Tinnitus Maskers,” Second Annual Hearing Aid Seminar of McGill University School of Human Communication Disorders, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April, 1980.

  “Recent Advances in All-In-The-Ear Fitting of Hearing Aids,” International Hearing Aid Seminar, San Diego, California, March, 1980.

  “Efficiency of In-The-Ear Instruments,” Eighth International Hearing Aid Seminar, San Diego, California, March, 1978.

  “How to Fit Hearing Aids,” University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, February, 1976.

  “Hearing Aid Fitting,” National Audiology Center, Auckland, New Zealand, January, 1976.

  “Hearing Aid Trends,” National Acoustics Laboratory, Sydney, Australia, January, 1976.

  “Speech Testing for Hearing Aid Fitting,” Ordre des Audioprothesistes du Quebec, Ste-Adele, Quebec, November, 1975.

  “Masking in Audiometry,” Ordre des Audioprothesistes du Quebec, Ste-Adele, Quebec, November, 1975.

  “Psycho-Acoustical Considerations in Hearing Aid Fittings,” International Hearing Aid Seminar, San Diego, California, March, 1974.