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  • Deadline extension - Special Collection: "Advances in implantable hearing devices" - Call for papers

    2022-08-01

    Submission deadline: September 15th , 2022

    The objective of this special collection is to present the latest advances related to diagnostic audiological assessments necessary to indicate cochlear implantation, surgical approaches, rehabilitation as well as the latest technologies in implantable hearing devices, from the processor to the design of electrodes for implantable hearing aids.

    Cochlear implants (CI) have proven to be the best option for rehabilitating severe and profound hearing loss in children and adults, providing better access to the acoustic environment and, especially, to speech.

    The first trial using electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve was conducted in 1953 by Djourno and Eyries operated on a patient with chronic otitis media and facial paralysis. In 1970, William House, in California, reported that a deaf subject could perceive sound after receiving the first implant based on auditory nerve stimulation using a single electrode. Since then, CI technology has continuously advanced: in 1984, multichannel CIs were developed and speech processing strategies were progressively improved. At the beginning of the century, CIs were approved for use in children as well, and they are now considered the standard for treating profound congenital bilateral hearing loss. Based on clinical results, the audiological criteria for implantation have been progressively expanded to include adults with asymmetric hearing loss, unilateral deafness or high-frequency hearing loss ("ski slope audiograms"). In addition, children with disabilities in addition to hearing loss also can regain hearing through CI.

    Today, new surgical techniques combined with new electrode developments and together with the great development of medical imaging allow to preserve better and better the delicate structures of the cochlea after cochlear implantation. In addition, speech rehabilitation methods have evolved, new coding strategies continue to be developed allowing the improvement of noise listening and localization for CI users. However, results with HF can vary significantly due to a wide variety of factors influencing performance. It is imperative to identify the factors responsible for this variability to maximize the benefits that will affect the CI user throughout their lifetime. Besides, implantable hearing devices ,such as bone-anchored hearing devices, middle-ear active implants , electro-acoustical stimulation or auditory brainstem implants, have emerged and showed their benefits in patients with specific types of hearing losses.

    The set of articles published within the special collection "Advances in Implantable Hearing Devices" are expected to address different aspects, including:

    • Surgical advances related to the implantation of these devices.
    • Advances in the criteria of cochlear implantation.
    • Advances in hardware and software, including new coding strategies.
    • Benefits observed in terms of functional hearing and quality of life.
    • Improvements in different aspects of auditory perception, such as speech intelligibility or sound localization, etc.
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  • Special Collection: "Advances in implantable hearing devices" - Call for papers

    2022-04-03

    The objective of this special collection is to present the latest advances related to diagnostic audiological assessments necessary to indicate cochlear implantation, surgical approaches, rehabilitation as well as the latest technologies in implantable hearing devices, from the processor to the design of electrodes for implantable hearing aids.

    The  articles published within the special collection "Advances in Implantable Hearing Devices" are expected to address different aspects, including:

    • Surgical advances related to the implantation of these devices.
    • Advances in the criteria of cochlear implantation.
    • Advances in hardware and software, including new coding strategies.
    • Benefits observed in terms of functional hearing and quality of life.
    • Improvements in different aspects of auditory perception, such as speech intelligibility or sound localization, etc.


    Manuscripts must be submitted to the AUDITIO submission system before July 31st , 2022. Manuscripts can be submitted in Spanish or English, and accepted contributions will be translated into the other language by professional translators.

    If you wish to participate in this call, we ask that you send us a summary of your contribution by May 31st , 2022 to the email specialcolection@auditio.com.


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  • Frequency Following Responses Workshop FFR2022 (extended deadline)

    2022-03-16

    Frequency-Following Response Workshop, Barcelona, 8-10 June 2022 

    Deadline Extension 21st March

    This year, the FFR workshop (FFR2022) is organized by Brainlab (Universidad de Barcelona) together with Prof. Nina Kraus (Northwestern University, IL, USA; Brainvolts) and it will take place at University of Barcelona 8-10 of June 2022. 

    The Frequency Following Response (FFR) is a sustained auditory evoked potential that has gained recent interest in auditory cognitive neuroscience over the past few years, as it captures with great fidelity the tracking accuracy of periodic sound features in the ascending auditory system. By analyzing the FFR it is possible to read neural traces from the scalp as sounds are transcribed in the neuronal aggregates and how these neural sound traces are shaped by different auditory experiences, context, and challenging conditions, such as listening in noise, with age and in speech and language disorders. Moreover, the number of developmental studies recording the FFR during the first years of life in healthy and clinical conditions are growing exponentially, as the FFR provides a neurophysiological correlate of language acquisition and processing.

    Despite its popularity, a lot remains unknown about the FFR: what are the underlying processes involved in generating the response and what do the components making up the FFR reflect exactly? What kind of analyses are most appropriate to characterize the response? And what does inter-individual variability in the FFR signify? The aim of this workshop is to bring the FFR community together and to open up the discussion on the origins and interpretation of the response, explore new recording and analysis techniques, and discuss hot topics in this rapidly evolving field.

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  • AUDITIO, a bilingual scientific journal for the multi-disciplinary community of researchers and professionals interested in audiology

    2021-10-13

    Today, the first article of the renewed Spanish Journal of Audiology, AUDITIO, has been published.

    The article "Preliminary results of the enriched acoustic environment as personalized sound-therapy for tinnitus" is now available in open access both in English and Spanish.

    We want to thank all the people involved in the publication process: P. Cobo, the author, H. Relaño-Iborra, editor, and the three reviewers who participated in the peer-review process. Besides, we acknowledge  <publicaciones academicas>, T. Perez-Pazos and  L. de Ladebauche for their important contributions in the revision, translation and production of the article.

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  • Deadline for the contributions to the Special Collection AEDA 2021

    2021-06-28

    Las comunicaciones y ponencias presentadas en el Congreso de AEDA 2021 podrán enviar (postular) un artículo completo sin ningún cargo por procesado de artículos. Los artículos podrán enviarse a cualquiera de las secciones de AUDITIO siguiendo la recién estrenada guía para autores. Todos los artículos seguirán un riguroso proceso de revisión por pares en el que participan tanto expertos en el tema como profesionales de la salud auditiva.

    Fechas importantes:

    • 15 de Julio: fecha límite para el envío de resumenes* a manuscritos@aedaweb.com 
    • 15 de Agosto: fecha límite para el envío de manuscritos (usando la plataforma)

    *el envío de resumenes no es obligatorio, pero nos ayudará a preparar los recursos necesarios para el proceso de evaluación.


    Los artículos aceptados serán traducidos al inglés por traductores certificados y publicado en ambos idiomas, permitiendo una máxima difusión e impacto.

    Website del congreso de AEDA 2021

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  • AUDITIO, the renewed journal of Audiology is now only to celebrate the World Hearing Day!

    2021-03-03

    AUDITIO is the renewed Spanish Journal of Audiology, bilingual, international, inclusive and Open Access. Today is the World Hearing Day and we wanted to participate in this #Hearaton2021.

    Juan García Valdecasas, president of the Spanish Auciological Society has wrtiren an Editorial to welcome the renewed AUDITIO

    AUDITIO: the renewed
    Spanish Journal of Audiology

    If you want to contribute, be part of our group of reviewers and get notifications, you can now register here. The submission for papers will be officially open really soon. 

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