ISH 2015

17th International Symposium on Hearing

15-19 June 2015, Groningen, Netherlands

Registration is open and extended

Registration is now open until the 1st of May. The number of places is limited so allocation will be made on a first come-first served basis.

Registration fee includes participation to the symposium as well as full accommodation and catering from the 14th to the 20th of June. Note that dinner on the 19th evening is not included in the package, but breakfast on the 20th is included. You will have the choice to select either shared (€950) or single (€1250) accommodation.

You can extend your stay before or after the symposium, for an extra cost. To do so specify the new dates in the 'Remarks' field of the form.

For shared accommodation we will ask you to indicate who you would prefer to share your room with and we will try to accommodate all preferences.

If you choose single accommodation, we will try to get you a room at the conference hotel in Paterswolde, but due to the limited number of rooms, your room may be at the Hampshire hotel. All meals will be served at the conference hotel and a shuttle service will be organised (bicycles will also be available). For detailed information about the venue, check this page.

If you wish to register accompanying persons, select "shared accommodation" and add the number of accompanying persons you would like.

To register, follow this link. If you encounter any problem with registration, please contact Els Jans <>.

The provisional programme is available here.

Preparation of manuscript

Each accepted ISH presentation will be published as a chapter of the proceedings. Instructions for the preparation of your manuscript are detailed here.

Satellite workshop Auditory Model

Our colleagues from Oldenburg are organising a workshop on Auditory Models just before ISH. The aim of the two-day workshop is to offer a forum where auditory models are in focus and where strengths and limitations of existing model approaches in answering key questions of auditory processing are on the agenda. Topics address how models can be used effectively and efficiently to complement experimental studies.

More information about the meeting and a call for contributions can be found here:

The organisers of the workshop will arrange a shuttle bus to bring attendees from Oldenburg to the ISH meeting on 14/06.

General information

The 17th ISH will be held at the Familiehotel in Paterswolde, near Groningen, from the Monday 15 June to Friday 19 June 2015.

The title of this edition is:

Physiology, Psychoacoustics and Cognition in Normal and Impaired Hearing

Below is a non-restrictive list of topics we are aiming to particularly emphasize in this edition:

  • Topic 1: Imaging and physiology of normal and impaired hearing, including hearing loss, hyperacusis and tinnitus.
  • Topic 2: New rehabilitation techniques, including genetics and neuro-regeneration.
  • Topic 3: Auditory implants, including electrical stimulation and electrical activity.
  • Topic 4: Auditory scene analysis with normal and impaired cues.
  • Topic 5: Speech communication with normal and impaired hearing.
  • Topic 6: Peripheral and cognitive effects of ageing.

ISH is a small collegiate meeting typically held in a cloistered setting. The program is limited to 50 podium presentations of about 20 min. There are no parallel sessions, and participants are expected to attend the majority of the sessions throughout the week. Each presenter also writes a paper, which will form a chapter of the proceedings published Open Access by Springer.

The total number of participants, including podium speakers, is limited to 100 people. Presentations will be selected by the organizing committee on the basis of scientific excellence and topic. Due to the restricted number of participants, we can only accommodate a limited number of authors for each accepted paper to attend the conference.

Accommodation will be available in shared double occupancy rooms at the Familiehotel. The conference fee includes accommodation and meals for the week. Single occupancy rooms will be available at a premium at the Hampshire Plaza Groningen hotel, located less than 5 km from the Familiehotel (a 15 min bike ride). Participants wishing to bring their partners or family may do so, but due to catering limitations, the total number of accompanying attendees is restricted to 10. Childcare options will be available. Prospective participants wanting to make use of this service are invited to contact the organizers as soon as possible.

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