Advanced Practice in Hearing and Balance Symposium 2023

Thank you for another great APHBS!


Saturday, July 29th, 2023

7:15-8:00am: Registration and Breakfast

8:00-8:30: A door with many locks: Improving affordability and accessibility of hearing healthcare -- Sumit Dhar, PhD


8:30-9:00: Hearing device classification: Definitions of OTC hearing aids, PSAPs, Hearables: Brian Taylor, AuD


9:00-9:30: What we know about direct-to-consumer (DTC) hearing devices -- Vinaya Manchaiah, AuD, PhD


9:30-10:00: Coffee Break and Exhibiting


10:00-10:50: Outcomes of OTC hearing aids with online clinical support -- De Wet Swanepoel, PhD


10:50-11:10: Getting started with OTCs (Gold Sponsor: Signia) -- Annie Duchen, AuD


11:10-11:30: The many effects of hearing aid delay in open fittings (Gold Sponsor: Widex) -- Carolyn Pinkerton, AuD


11:30-12:50: Lunch and Exhibiting


12:50-1:20: Neurophysiological perspective on OTC hearing aid outcomes -- Anu Sharma, PhD


1:20-1:50: An auditory wellness model and its implications for treatment -- Larry Humes, PhD


1:50 to 3:00: Panel discussion “Opportunities and challenges of integrating OTC hearing aids in audiology practice”: Moderator - Anu Sharma; Panelists – Brian Taylor, Vinaya Manchaiah, Anu Sharma, Sumit Dhar, Larry Humes


3:00pm: Meeting Adjourned

Anschutz Medical Campus

Research 1 North (P18), Hensel Phelps Auditorium

12800 East 19th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045

Zoom - Link will be sent to registrants prior to conference day

*Online participants can submit live questions and comments to presenters through the Zoom chat function.*

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

This course will offer .5 ASHA CEUs (intermediate level; professional area).

This course will offer .5 AAA CEUs (intermediate level).

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Keynote Speakers


We recommend that you reserve your stay at the Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver, or the SpringHill Suites by Marriott. These hotels are across the street from the Anschutz Medical Campus and a quick 15 minute walk or 5 minute shuttle ride.


Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver

The Hyatt offers complimentary shuttles to and from the Anschutz Medical Campus. In addition, the hotel offers shuttles to the Colfax Light Rail station (use this station to take the Light Rail to the Denver International Airport). The participant is responsible for scheduling the complimentary Hyatt shuttle.

Address: 13200 East 14th Place Aurora, CO 80011

To book, please visit this website.

 SpringHill Suites by Marriott-Anschutz Medical Campus

SpringHill Suites offers complimentary shuttles to and from the Anschutz Medical Campus. In addition, the hotel offers shuttles anywhere within a 3 mile radius. The shuttle runs every hour on the 30.

Address: 13400 East Colfax Avenue Aurora, CO 80011

To book, please visit this website​.

For questions, please contact Vicki Muscatello at

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