Final program online!

28 May 2024




The next international HEAL 2024 conference (live) will be held from 6 to 8 June 2024 at our historic venue, the gorgeous Villa Erba Conference Center, on Lake Como in Cernobbio. This peaceful, elegant, cozy and little frequented town with all its charm will once again host our meeting. 


HEAL meetings, a.k.a. the Como Conferences, have closely monitored - and contributed to - the progress of modern Audiology and Hearing Science, also influencing the development of clinical studies and practical protocols. HEAL meetings bring together experts from across disciplines and offer delegates a unique opportunity to discuss their latest research in a truly international forum.


The Scientific Program is usually composed of several parallel sessions and enriched by Satellite Events dedicated to a great variety of topical issues as well as Special Sessions and Mini-Symposia proposed and coordinated by many Organizations and Institutions active in the wide area of hearing research and hearing care.


As an example, the last HEAL 2022 Scientific Program included two mini-symposia, four special sessions and various lectures and approximately 330 Communications with Delegates representing about 45 Countries from around the world.

Topics that will be addressed at HEAL2024 include, but are not limited to:


Speech perception

Speech-in-noise testing

Self-administered hearing tests


Genetic issues

Early identification – novel techniques and methods

Auditory Processing Disorders

Speech and language development

Listening effort

Cognitive decline

Quality of life and hearing loss

Computational Audiology

e- and m-health solutions

Auditory modelling

Auditory Neuroscience

Artificial Intelligence applications

Data-driven hearing models

Effects of occupational and recreational noise


Amplification – technologies and strategies

Implantable devices

Auditory training

Improving Hearing Care and Services

Remote Care Solutions  

Intervention and Rehabilitation: strategies and methods.


Save-the-date. Come and join us for another exciting conference in Cernobbio in 2024! 


Ferdi Grandori (Chair)

National Research Council of Italy - CNR-IEIIT - Institute of Electronics, Information Engineering and Telecommunications, Milan Unit based at the Dept. of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy


Scientific Committee

Sophia E. Kramer, PhD

at the Amsterdam UMC – location VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Alessia Paglialonga, PhD
National Research Council of Italy - CNR-IEIIT - Institute of Electronics, Information Engineering and Telecommunications, Milan Unit based at the Dept. of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy




Special Sessions HEAL 2024

Precision Diagnostics and Therapy Across the Lifespan - Hearing4All

Coordinators: Birger Kollmeier (Dept. of Medical Physics and Acoustics, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universität Oldenburg, Germany) and Thomas Lenarz (Hals-Nasen-Ohrenklinik, Medizinischen Hochschule, Hannover, Germany)


Symposium - Community-Delivered Hearing Care: Bringing WHO Guidance into Practice

De Wet Swanepoel (Dept. Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Pretoria, South Africa) and Carrie Nieman (Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center, Bethesda, MD, USA)


Applications, strengths, and pitfalls of Ecological Momentary Assessment

Coordinator: EMA methods in audiology working group (Louise Burke, Klaudia Edinger Andersson, Inga Holube, Maria Iankilevitch, Lorienne Jenstad, Dina Lelic, Graham Naylor, Niels Pontoppidan, Nadja Schinkel Bielefeld, Gurjit Singh, Karolina Smeds, Barbra Timmer, Petra von Gablenz, Florian Wolters, and Yu-Hsiang Wu, Adriana Zekveld).


 Empowering healthcare professionals in supporting older adults with comorbid hearing and cognitive impairment

Coordinators: Dona Jayakody & Rob Eikelboom, Ear Science Institute Australia

Listening effort and affective responses: Exploring the multidimensional aspects of hearing

Session Coordinators: Alessia Paglialonga, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Milan, Italy; Edoardo Maria Polo, Politecnico di Milano, Italy





Keynote Lectures HEAL 2024


Keynote Lecture

Objective measures at different stages of cochlear implantation
George Tavartkiladze, Department of Clinical Audiology, Russian medical Academy of Continuing professional Education, Moscow, Russia


Keynote Lecture 

Universal Hearing Screening and Intervention Programs for People with Intellectual Disability in their Live Environment - Implementation in Germany
Katrin Neumann (University Hospital Münster, University of Münster, Germany)


Keynote Lecture
The Importance of Global Partnerships for Multiple Disabilities!

Roxanna Spruyt and Karen Keyes, DeafBlind Ontario Services, Service Provider, Newmarket, Canada


Keynote Lecture 

Auditory Situation Awareness: the Conundrum when Your Life Depends upon Hearing and your Hearing Depends on your Hearing Protector or Earphone

John G. Casali (Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA - USA)


Keynote Lecture 

Extended High Frequency Hearing Loss Hiding Underneath a Normal Audiogram

Srikanta Mishra, Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA



   Last update: 28 May 2024





Villa Erba Congress Centre

Largo Luchino Visconti, 4

22012 Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy


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