The Sheraton Sand Key Resort Clearwater Beach Resort will be the conference host site for 2019. This Hotel is conveniently located on one of the most highly rated beaches in the US, and is close to the University of South Florida campus, on the west coast of Florida, and has direct shuttle contact with the Tampa International Airport, located about 20 miles away; and the Busch Gardens Theme Park and Tampa and Clearwater Aquariums. The newly renovated spacious Sheraton, which will host the opening Banquet and Keynote Humes Lecture on Sunday night, and the Invited Talks and poster sessions, and the Registration Desk, has beautiful conference facilities. There are nicely furnished rooms and suites being held for conference attendees at a very reasonable, reduced rate.  

Clearwater Beach named 'Best Beach in America' for second year in a row

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

Sara Magits, Student Representative, KU Leuven, Department of Neurosciences, Research Group Experimental ORL Belgium

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

Dr. Sherri Smith, : Chief of Audiology and Medical Instructor Div. of Head & Neck Surgery and Communication Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine

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


National Institutes of Health

National Institute on Aging

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assoication

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assoication Continuing Education USF