Conference Presentations

We thank all our World Class Presenters for presenting at the CAA Conference. Please see below for the presentations from our Speakers. (Note: Presentations will be posted if speakers have consented).

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We hope you will join us next year in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Sunday Oct. 27 – Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019.


Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

  • Pre Conference Sessions A: Managing Cerumen,  Julie Purdy
  • Pre Conference Sessions B: Counseling tools for living well with hearing loss and tinnitus, Cherilee Rutherford  part 1,  2,  3

Thursday 18 October, 2018

  • Opening Keynote Sound Processing in the Brain: What Have We Learned From Music, Nina Kraus

10:30 am to 11:30 am

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

  • TA4 – Knowledge-Guided Hearing: The Benefit of Familiar Voices, Ingrid Johnsrude
  • TA5 – Factors Limiting Spatial Hearing Performance with Bilateral Cochlear Implants and First Steps to Reduce the Shortcomings, Mathias Dietz
  • TA6 – Development of a Comprehensive Protocol to Assess a Client’s Audiological Needs in a Primary Care Setting, Jean-Pierre Gagné

 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm

  • TP1 – Sound Processing in the Brain: What Have We Learned from Concussion in Athletes, Nina Kraus
  • TP2 – Counseling in Pediatric Audiology: Helping Parents Engage & Children Advance, Karen Munoz
  • TP3 – Ida Telecare: Engaging Clients Before & After Appointments, Cherilee Rutherford

3:15 pm to 4:15 pm

  • TP4 –  Genetically Engineered Mouse Models with Atypical Auditory Processing, Dr. Holly Fitch
  • TP5 – Towards a Differential Diagnosis of Cochlear Synaptopathy as a Contributor to Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Martin Pienkowski
  • TP6 – The Changing Landscape of Audiology for Adults: Innovative Models of Care, Sara Mamo

Friday 19 October, 2018

8:45 am to 9:45 am

  • Evidence-Based Interventions for Aural Rehabilitation: That Was Then, This Is Now, Melanie Ferguson

3:15 pm to 4:15 pm

  • FP4 –  Vestibular Impairment in Children with Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Bearing a Load, Sharon Cushing
  • FP5 –  Remote Microphone Use at Home: Impact on Parent and Child Language Production, Anne Marie Tharpe
  • FP6 – On Beyond Hearing Aids: Adult Assessment and Hearing Assistance Technologies, Dr. Leisha Eiten

4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

  • FP7 –  Vestibular Rehab: Assessment, Treatment and Differential Diagnosis, Susan Ehler
  • FP8 –  Listening Difficulties in Background Noise: Using Electrophysiology to Complement Behavioral Measures, Curtis Billings
  • FP9 – Forgotten Acoustics, Marshall Chasin

Saturday 20 October, 2018

8:45 am to 10:15 am

Scientist Panel – Connected Audiology: Trends Informing Modern Audiology Care

10:30 am to 11:30 am

  • SA1 – Using mHealth Technologies to Increase the Three I’s: Individualisation, Interactivity and Inclusivity, Melanie Ferguson
  • SA2 – Clinical Algorithm for Evidence-Based Audiologic Tinnitus Management, James Henry

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

  • SA3 – Improving the Patient Experience Through Hearing Aid Trials, Kelsey Krueger 
  • SA4 – Non-Auditory Factors that Factor into Outcomes, Bill Hodgetts 



You can find your CAA2018 Certificate of Attendance here. The certificate is fillable so you can type your name directly onto it.

 Please follow these steps:

  • Download the certificate,
  • Open the file,
  • Click on ‘fill and sign’,
  • Place the cursor into the space where your name should be,
  • Type your name, and
  • Save the file.

You must save this for 5 years. CAA will not replace lost certificates.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

CAA provided CEU tracking form at the Conference. You need to track the sessions that you attended. It is your responsibility to keep this completed tracking form, your Certificate of Attendance, and your Conference Payment Confirmation receipt for 5 years. 1 hr = 1 CEU credit.