University of South Florida

The Tampa main campus will be the conference host site for 2017, 2019, and 2021. This campus has grown to be one of the most modern, spacious campuses in the United States. The Embassy Suites Conference Hotel is conveniently located on the USF campus, on the west coast of Florida, and has direct shuttle contact with the Tampa International Airport, located about 10 miles away, and Busch Gardens Theme Park, 1 mile away. The spacious Embassy Suites, which will host the opening Banquet and Keynote Humes Lecture on Sunday night, the Invited Talks on Wednesday morning, and the Registration Desk, is contiguous to the Galleria where the poster presentations will take place. There are 150 nicely furnished room suites (including a kitchen and living room) being held for conference attendees at a very reasonable, reduced rate of $149/night. To encourage family participation, we were able to negotiate this discount rate for attendees for 2 nights prior to the start of the meeting, and for 2 nights after the conclusion.

Conference topics to include:

  • Day 1: Plasticity of the older brain and implications of training, treatment, and rehab

  • Day 2:  Age-related declines in sensory function and speech processing

  • Day 3:  Neural mechanisms and brain plasticity underlying ARHL


USF College of Engineering

Conference Countdown

International Advisory Committee Members:

Hosted by:  Dr. Robert D. Frisina, Professor and BME Director, Dept. of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, USF—Tampa, Florida, USA

Dr. Karen Helfer, Professor, Communication Disorders Dept., Univ. Mass.- Amherst, Mass., USA

Dr. Sophia Kramer, Prof., Dept. Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, VU Univ. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dr. Mary Rudner, Professor, Swedish Institute for Disability Res., Linkoping Univ., Sweden

Dr. Sherri Smith, Assoc. Prof., Dept. Audiology & Speech- Language Path., East Tennessee St. Univ. USA

Dr. Kelly Tremblay, Professor, Speech & Hearing Sciences Dept., Univ. Washington, Seattle, Wash. USA

Dr. Arthur Wingfield, Professor, Neuroscience Dept., Brandeis Univ., Waltham, Mass., USA

We are very grateful for the support from the following organizations:

Acoustical Society of America

GN Hearing

Cochlear Americas