International Hearing Aid Seminar (IHAS)

New at the IHCON 2022 meeting will be the International Hearing Aid Seminar (IHAS). This will be held immediately prior to the IHCON 2022 meeting. Just as IHCON was modeled after the Gordan Research Conferences, IHAS will be modeled after the Gordon Research Seminars. The main goal of IHAS is to foster research by junior investigators, including advanced graduate students, postdocs, and junior scientists in industry and academia. The mission of IHAS is fourfold:

  1. To provide an atmosphere among peers to freely exchange ideas
  2. To provide a platform with more opportunities to orally present current research
  3. To provide early mentorship from senior scientists in industry and academia
  4. To provide funding opportunities in support of junior-investigator contributions to IHCON

Leadership Structure of IHAS: In the spirit of the IHAS mission, the organization will be led by junior investigators. For 2022, Anna Diedesch (Western Washington University) and Erol Ozmeral (University of South Florida) will form the IHAS leadership, while Steering Committee member Peggy Nelson will serve as a Senior Advisor.


Scheduling: IHAS will begin on the morning preceding IHCON and end in the afternoon on the day that IHCON begins. The tentative schedule, shown in the table below, includes four oral sessions and two poster sessions. Attendees that are presenting would be expected to present at both IHAS and IHCON later in the week; however, an oral presentation at IHAS is no guarantee that an oral presentation will be given at IHCON. Rather, most IHAS attendees will be given the opportunity to present their oral presentation at IHAS and then a poster at IHCON on the same topic. Four oral sessions, each 1.5 hours in length, would accommodate up to 30 12-minute oral presentations, which would substantially increase the exposure of junior attendees relative to IHCON. IHAS attendees should travel to the conference on Monday, August 17th. Ms. Barbara Serrano will coordinate with IHAS leadership to provide administrative support.


Tentative IHAS Schedule (2022 sechdule will be posted soon)

Tuesday (August 18, 2020)

Wednesday (August 19, 2020)

7 - 8:30 AM

Breakfast / Registration for IHAS

7–8:30 AM


8:30 - 10 AM


Oral Session 1

8:30 –10 AM

Oral Session 4

10 - 10:30 AM

Coffee Break

10 - 10:30 AM

Coffee Break

10:30 - Noon

Oral Session 2

10:30 - Noon

Poster Session 2

Noon - 1:30 PM


Noon – 1:30 PM


1:30 - 5:30 PM

Tahoe Excursion (Led by Anna & Erol)

1:30–5:30 PM

Registration for IHCON / Free Time

5:30 - 7 PM Dinner    
7 - 8:30 PM Oral Session 3    
8:30 - 10:30 PM Poster Session 1 / Social