Audiology Track

Key Topics:
  • Balance disorders
  • Paediatric Management – Screening to identification, diagnosis and intervention
  • Implantable Options


Conference Chair:
  • Dr Lubaina Sharafally, Clinical Audiologist, American Hospital Dubai, Dubai, UAE


Benefits of attending:
  • Apply novel tools and techniques to improve the overall health and quality of life for people treated by Otolaryngologists
  • Improve the standard of care in by gaining a critical toolkit of current research and advances in otolaryngology
  • Achieve competence in performing diagnostics and treatment measures to deliver better quality service to otolaryngology patients
  • Review current indications of newly developed products and devices and integrate these advances correctly to clinical practice
  • Access research backed medical practices that will shorten the patient’s hospital stay, recovery time and associated costs


Call us on +971 (0) 4 336 7334 for more information or email

DAY 1: Sunday, 1 April 2018



The paediatric patient– From hearing screening to identification
Moderator: Lubaina Sharafally
09:30 -- Comprehensive look at Universal newborn hearing screening – protocol, testing techniques using AABR and follow up -- Erwin
Van Kerschaver

09:50 -- Evolution of paediatric cochlear implantation in UK- The challenges of
early intervention in a public health system- Wahid Zaman

10:10 -- Share information on management of paediatric hearing loss – screening, diagnosis, and intervention strategies for children with sensorineural hearing loss and those with auditory neuropathy – Teresa Ching

10:30 -- Newborn hearing screening program for developing countries -- Susan Abdi

10:50 – Q&A
11:00 -- Coffee Break

Audiology and Speech Abstract Session
Moderator: Wahid Zaman, Susan Abdi
11:30 -- Digit triplet test hearing screening with broadband and low-pass filtered noise in an adult middle-aged population
-- Charlotte Vercammen

11:50 -- Similarities between Music and Spoken Language -- Susan Abdi

12:00 -- Comparison of cognitive functions in elderly population with and without hearing loss - A preliminary
study -- Archana G.

12:10 -- The response of the central auditory system to sound in normal hearing adults with and without HIV/AIDS: An fmri study --
Celesté Pretorius

12:20 -- Cepstral measures of different voice prostheses in male tracheo-esophageal speakers -- Sheela S.

12:30 -- Paediatric feeding and Swallowing: Evidence in screening application -- Moataz Elzayat

12:40 -- Plain Laryngeal Re-innervation to treat vocal fold adductor paralysis – Ahmed Nasr

12:50 -- Q&A

13:00 -- Lunch Break

Hearing loss – Intervention and rehabilitation (Part 1)
Moderator: Lubaina Sharafally
14:30 -- Discuss cochlear implantation in single sided deafness and candidacy for electroacoustic stimulation in paediatric population with residual low frequency hearing -- Teresa Ching

14:55 -- Emerging trends in CI for children- A UK Perspective -- Wahid Zaman
15:20 -- Q&A
15:30 -- Coffee Break

Hearing loss – Intervention and Rehabilitation (Part 2)

Moderator: Lubaina Sharafally          

16:00 -- The influence of age at the time of cochlear implantation on hearing threshold in prelingually deafened children -- Susan
16:20 -- Radiological evaluation of hearing loss -- Baher Ashour

16:40 -- Your way to auditory verbal therapy -- Naji Ghada
17:00 -- Q&A
17:15 -- End of conference

  • Dr Ahmed Nasr, Head of Phoniatrics and Paediatric Audiology Department, Laryngologist and ENT Physician, Clinic for Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders, Plastic Surgery, Walid Klinicum, Gera, Germany
  • Archana Maiya, Assistant Professor, Department of Speech and Hearing, SOAHS, Manipal University, Manipal, India
  • Baher Ashour MD, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Cairo University Medical School, Consultant Otolaryngologist, Zayed Military Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Celesté Pretorius, Head MR Radiographer, Drs de Beer de Jager Radiologist, Lifestyle MR, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Prof Dr Charlotte Vercammen, PhD, Faculty of Medicine, Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Sciences, University of Leuven, Dept. Neurosciences, Exp. Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • Dr Erwin Van Kerschaver, MD, PhD, Specialist Otolaryngologist, Kind en Gezin, Brussels, Belgium
  • Dr Moataz Elzayat, Phoniatrician, ENT Department, Al Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah, UAE
  • Sheela Shekaraiah, Assistant Professor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, India
  • Dr Susan Abdi, Audiological Scientist and Founder, Cochlear Implantation Research Center, Tehran, Iran
  • Dr Teresa Ching, Senior Research Scientist, National Acoustic Laboratories, New South Wales, Australia
  • Dr Wahid Zaman, Senior Teaching Fellow, Audiology, Programme Director MSc Clinical Science (Neurosensory Sciences), Aston University, Birmingham, UK