3rd International Conference on Hyperacusis

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3rd International Conference on Hyperacusis
Causes, Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment

6-7 July 2017, Guildford, UK  


 


Scientific information:


Call for abstracts


It is our great pleasure to invite you to take part in the 3rd International Conference on Hyperacusis (ICH3) by submitting an abstract for an oral presentation, poster presentation, symposium, workshop or panel discussion. Examples of suggested topics are listed below.


 Suggested topics:


  • Causes, mechanism, diagnosis and treatment of hyperacusis
  • Hyperacusis and disability
  • Improving access to health, education, and social services for people with hyperacusis
  • Noise sensitivity, Misophonia, Annoyance hyperacusis, 4S (Selective/Soft Sound Sensitivity Syndrome)
  • Noise anxiety
  • Noise and health
  • The relationship between hyperacusis and tinnitus
  • Experimental studies and models
  • Loudness Discomfort Levels
  • Evaluating impact of hyperacusis using self-report questionnaires

 


 Abstract Submission deadline (Extended): 15th February 2017


All presenters are required to register and are responsible for their own travel expenses and accommodation. Abstracts will not be processed if not accompanied with proof of payment.


 

Oral and poster presentations  


Abstracts should include Introduction, Methods, Ethical approval, Results and


Conclusions. Maximum number of words allowed is 500. In addition, the corresponding author should provide a short biography (maximum 200 words) at the space allocated and upload his/her photo when submitting the abstract. These will be used in production of the abstract book, if successful.  

  


Symposia proposals


Symposia are limited to 90 minutes sessions and should consist of 4-5 coordinated presentations (15 minutes each) focusing on a common topic of substantial current interest, followed by a discussion and concluding remarks. Proposals for symposium should be formatted as below:


Title


Summary of the symposium


a) What are the problems which will be addressed by the speakers?


b) Relevance to the conference theme


Symposium Organizer (s): Full name, title, affiliation, address, telephone, and e-mail address


Moderator (if relevant): Full name, title, affiliation, address, telephone, and e-mail address


Speakers: Full name, title, affiliation, address, telephone, e-mail address and the title of their presentation.


Abstract of the presentations should be submitted separately by the authors.


 

Panel discussion proposal


A limited number of panel discussions will be considered for inclusion in the conference programme. These sessions can last between 60-90 minutes. Panel members should be representative of clinicians, patients/public, researchers and other stakeholders (e.g., funding bodies, professional bodies, charities).


Example might include how to improve access to health and education for people with hyperacusis.


 


Workshop proposal


Proposal for workshops are welcomed.


The proposal should be formatted as below:


Workshop title


Aims and objectives


Relevance to conference theme


Length


Facilities required


Maximum capacity


Pre-requirement for participants


References


Organizer (s): Full name, title, affiliation, address, telephone, and e-mail address


Speakers: Full name, title, affiliation, address, telephone, e-mail address and the title of their presentation.


 


Abstract review process


We are dedicated to presenting high quality research in ICH3. Peer review process will apply to submitted abstracts. Each abstract will be reviewed by 2 members of the scientific committee and one external reviewer. Reviewers may ask for additional information to be supplied before reaching their decision. ICH3 reserves the right to accept or reject submissions at their sole discretion. Corresponding author will be notified by 28th March 2017 about the outcome of the review.


The following criteria will be used as a guide:


 


1. We invite original research studies, reviews, as well as case studies.  


2. The results reported have not been published/ presented elsewhere


3. The abstract meets an appropriate level of quality (e.g., format, clarity, English language, etc)


4. Ethical approval has been sought where appropriate


5. Appropriate standards of reporting of methods and results have been used (e.g., adherence to Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) for clinical trials, adherence to Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) for epidemiological studies and to Consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative research (COREQ) for qualitative studies).