Aging and Speech Communication
Conference Program
Keynote Speakers
Call for poster submissions
Poster Abstracts
Student Scholarships
Local Arrangements
Conference Advisory Committee


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2011 Conference Program

Sunday, October 9

3-7:00 p.m.

Registration Check-In (Indiana Memorial Union—IMU, East Lobby--Mezzanine)

Monday, October 10

7:40 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks (Whittenberger Auditorium, IMU)
Larry E. Humes, Indiana University


MORNING SESSION (Moderator: Sandra Gordon-Salant)


8:00 a.m.

Neurobiology of Speech Perception: An Overview
Sophie Scott, University College of London


8:40 a.m.

Neural Coding of Speech in Noise
Nina Kraus, Northwestern University


9:20 a.m.

Break (Georgian Room, IMU)


9:50 a.m.

Effects of Aging on Auditory Processing from the Cochlea to the Cortex
Gregg Recanzone, University of California--Davis


10:30 a.m.

Behavioral and Neurobiological Studies of Gap Detection in Younger and Older Adults
Kelly C. Harris, Mark A. Eckert, Judy R. Dubno,
Medical University of South Carolina


11:10 a.m.

Effects of Auditory Training and Music Background: A CAEP Study of Older Adults
Jennifer J. Lister, Jerri D. Edwards, Jennifer L. O’Brien, Dee A. Nikjeh, Victoria A. Williams, University of South Florida


12-1:00 p.m.

Lunch (Georgian Room, IMU)



AFTERNOON SESSION (Moderator: Judy R. Dubno)


1:00 p.m.

Temporal Cues in Speech Perception: Effects of Aging
Sandra Gordon-Salant University of Maryland and Peter Fitzgibbons, Gallaudet University


1:40 p.m.

Penetrability of the Speech System by Cognitive Load
Sven Mattys, University of Bristol


2:20 p.m.

The Relative Importance of Vowel and Consonant Segments in Speech: Implications for Aging
Daniel Fogerty, Diane Kewley-Port and Larry E. Humes, Indiana University


3:00 p.m.

Break (Georgian Room, IMU)


3:30 p.m.

Research Workshop: Aging and Cognition
Arthur Wingfield, Patricia Tun, and Katheryn A.Q. Cousins, Brandeis University


4:30 p.m.

Research Workshop: Aging and the Central Auditory System
Robert Frisina, Joseph Walton, David Eddins, and Ann Eddins, University of South Florida



POSTER SESSION (Posters # 1-34; Frangipani Room, IMU)


Tuesday, October 11

MORNING SESSION (Moderator: Louise Hickson)


8:00 a.m.

Epidemiological Data on the Aging Senses
Karen Cruickshanks, University of Wisconsin


8:40 a.m.

Spatial Separation Benefit:  Effects of Hearing Loss, Age, and Aided Listening
Judy R. Dubno, Medical University of South Carolina


9:20 a.m.

Break (Georgian Room, IMU)


9:50 a.m.

The Aging Senses: Psychophysical Studies of Temporal Processing
Larry Humes, Thomas Busey, James Craig, Diane Kewley-Port and Martin Rickert, Indiana University


10:30 a.m.

Possible Effects of Aging on Auditory-Visual Integration: Visual Acuity, Speed of Processing, and Cognition
Ken W. Grant, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center


11:10 a.m.

Neighborhood Integration: Factors Affecting Auditory-Visual Speech Perception in Young and Older Adults
Mitchell S. Sommers and Nancy Tye-Murray, Washington University


12-1:15 p.m.

Lunch (Georgian Room, IMU)



AFTERNOON SESSION (Moderator: Mitchell Sommers)


1:15 p.m.

The Importance of Visual Function and Cognitive Speed-of-Processing in Explaining Cognitive Decline
Olivio J. Clay, PhD, Jerri D. Edwards, PhD, and Karlene K. Ball, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham and University of South Florida


1:55 p.m.

Relative Effects of Aging on Cognition for Communication in Deaf Signing and Hearing Non-Signing Adults
Mary Rudner, Eleni Orfanidou, Velia Cardin, Bencie Woll, Jerker Rönnberg, Linnaeus Centre HEAD, Swedish Institute for Disability Research, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning (M.R., J.R.), Linköping University, Sweden, Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre, University College London (E.O., V.C., B.W.), UK and School of Psychology, University of Crete (E.O.), Greece


2:35 p.m.

Break (Georgian Room, IMU)


3:00 p.m.

Research Workshop: Aging and Speech Comprehension
Kathy Pichora-Fuller and Bruce Schneider, University of Toronto


4:00 p.m.

Research Workshop: Aging and Cognitive Modulation of Auditory Processing: Genetic and EEG Approaches
Shu-Chen Li and Susanne Passow, Max Planck Institute for Human Development


5:00-6:30 p.m.

POSTER SESSION (Posters 35-64; Frangipani Room, IMU)


6:45 p.m.

IMU Hotel Lobby/Entrance—Board buses for conference BBQ at Oliver Winery

Wednesday, October 12

MORNING SESSION (Moderator: Kathy Pichora-Fuller)


8:00 a.m.

Enhancing Brain and Cognition with Physical and Mental Activity
Michelle Voss, University of Illinois


8:40 a.m.

Auditory Training and the Aging Brain
Kelly Tremblay, University of Washington


9:20 a.m.

Pupillometry Data Showing the Effects of Age, Stimulus Characteristics and Hearing Loss on Processing Load During Listening to Speech in Noise
Sophia E. Kramer, Adriana A. Zekveld, Thomas Koelewijn, Karen Mortier, Hans van Beek, and Joost M. Festen Dept. of ENT / Audiology and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research VU University medical center (S.E.K., A.A.Z., T.K., K.M., H.v.B., J.F.), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Dept of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linköping University and Linnaeus Centre HEAD, The Swedish Institute for Disability Research, Linköping and Örebro Universities (A.A.Z., K.M), Sweden


10:00 a.m.

Break (Georgian Room, IMU)


10:20 a.m.

Role of Self-Efficacy in Hearing Rehabilitation in Older Adults
Sherri L. Smith, Ph.D., James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center


11:00 a.m.

Factors Impacting Successful Hearing Aid Use by Older Adults
Louise Hickson, University of Queensland


11:40 a.m.

Can We Teach “Old Ears” New Tricks? Auditory Training in Older Adults
Theresa Hnath Chisolm, Richard H. Wilson, Melissa Teahen, Gabrielle Saunders, Sherri L. Smith, Rachel A. McArdle, University of South Florida, James A. Quillen, VA Medical Center and National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research


12:20 p.m.

Adjourn  (Box Lunches: Georgian Room, IMU)



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