2011 Loop Presentations

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2011 Loop Presentations

All presentations are in PDF format unless otherwise noted. We recommend using the most current version of the free PowerPoint viewer to view the PPT files, some of which were created with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

8:10am – 8:50 a.m.
Getting into the Hearing Loop
Presenter: David Meyers, Ph.D.

9 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Providing Effective Communication Access [PDF]   [Video]
Presenter: Matthew Bakke, Ph.D.

10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Understanding and Addressing Causes of Environmental Interference with Telecoils [Video]
Presenters: Doug Edworthy (U.K.) and Richard McKinley (Contacta)

11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Hearing Loops - The Basics [PDF]   [Video]
Ken Hollands (Ampetronic), Andy Jankowski (Assistive Audio)

11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Telecoil Panel  [Video]
Presenters: Linda Kozma-Spytek - [PPT - 1MB]  [PDF], Conny Andersson (Univox/Bo Edin) - [PPT]  [PDF], Daniel Tibbs (Widex) , Jason Galster (Starkey) , Douglas Beck (Oticon), Brian Taylor (Unitron)

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Standards IEC 60118-4: Sound Examples   [PPT - 13MB]   [PDF]
Conny Andersson showed a free Powerpoint presentation with sound files that demonstrated some of the requirements of the international standard for loop systems.  (The Powerpoint presentation contains notes explaining the slides.)


Free International Loop Presentation  [PPT - 26MB]
Dana Mulvany presented a free PowerPoint file containing pictures of noteworthy places with loop installations which had been provided by hearing loop aficionados around the world.  The PowerPoint can be used for multiple purposes, including as a slideshow, and can be updated or adapted as needed.

1 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Providing Great Sound for Hard of Hearing People:
Optimizing the Audio for Assistive Listening Technology and Loudspeakers 
[PPT - 128MB]   [Video]
Presenter: Mike Langner (U.S.)

2:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Dispensing Professionals Panel   [Video]
Pat Kricos (moderator) , Juliette Sterkens (Fox Valley Hearing Loop LLC) , Emma McAuley (DeafHear, Ireland) - [PPT]  [PDF]

2 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Beyond The Basics: Complex and Creative Loops and Other Issues   [Video]
Presenters: Doug Edworthy (U.K.)  [PPT - 17MB] , Todd Billin (Hearing Loop Systems), Richard McKinley (Contacta), Paul Ingebrigtsen (Williams Sound)

4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Questions and Answers (advanced issues)   [Video]

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
A Systematic Approach to Evaluating And/or Validating Loop Systems   [PDF]   [Video]
Presenters: Conny Andersson (Bo Edin) and Ken Hollands (Ampetronic)

Monday, June 20, 2011

8 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.
The Technology Landscape for Loop Systems: Current and Future
Presenters: Jason Galster (Starkey) ; Dana Mulvany, MSW (U.S.) - [PPT - 2MB]  [PDF]

9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Industry Panel
Johan Hokanson (Univox/Bo Edin), Julian Pieters (Ampetronic) , Jeff Franzen (Oval Window Audio)
Loop manufacturers discussed their products, services, and new developments.

9 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Consumer Advocacy Around the World: Status of Hearing Loop Installations in Different Countries
Moderator: David Myers, Ph.D
Panelists: Brenda Battat (HLAA, USA) , Emma McAuley (IHHA/DeafHear. Ireland) - [PPT]  [PDF], Siegfried Karg (Pro Audito, Switzerland) , Knut Ellingsen (NHHA, Norway) , John Woodgate (RNID, UK) -  [PPT - 1MB]  [PDF]

9:35 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.
A Systematic Approach to Evaluating And/or Validating Loop Systems   [PDF]   [Video]
Presenters: Ken Hollands (Ampetronic) and Conny Andersson (Bo Edin)

10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Strategies for Success
Moderator: Lise Hamlin (HLAA, U.S.)
Panelists: Emma McAuley (Ireland) - [PPT]  [PDF], John Woodgate (UK) - [PPT - 7MB]  [PDF], Doug Edworthy (UK)

Minimising Magnetic Field Emissions from Power Wiring
Panelist: John Woodgate (UK)

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Closing Session: Recommendations for Future Action
Moderator: Dana Mulvany, MSW
Panelists: Conny Andersson (Univox/Bo Edin), Ruth Warick (IFHOH), Patricia Kricos (AAA), Brenda Battat (HLAA), David Myers, and others (to be announced)