Deaf children now: changing the conversation

Deaf children now:  changing the conversation

2 day conference

Dates:  24th and 25th June 2019

Price: Early bird registration fee:  £195.00 (up to 12th April 2019)

Standard registration fee:  £260.00 (early bird conference fee held at 2009 prices)

Evening gala dinner: £35.00 (limited spaces – book early)

Location:  Manchester Conference Centre (Pendulum Hotel)

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From its beginnings 100 years ago, the University of Manchester’s work in the field of Deaf Education and Audiology has championed the rights of all deaf children and their parents. Adopting a holistic approach that ensures all those providing services are working together to achieve this goal is as important in 2019 as it was in 1919, and even more challenging as science, technology and service delivery become more complex and varied.

To think about how we can work together effectively in the current climate, we invite you to a ground-breaking 2 day conference in which we actively promote collaboration and interdisciplinary working partnerships. The conference will include world-renowned specialists from the fields of Deaf Education, Audiological Science and Audiotechnology, Genetics and Neurology/Behavioural Sciences to stimulate our conversation. This is a conference where wide ranging discussions will be valued and encouraged as we seek to work together to better support deaf children and their families.

This is the one you cannot afford to miss, whether you are a Teacher of the Deaf, Audiologist, Medical Audiologist, Speech and Language therapist or Social Worker.

Confirmed Keynotes

  • Professor Kevin Munro: The University of Manchester (Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness)
  • Professor Gary Rance: The University of Melbourne (Dept of Audiology & Speech Pathology)
  • Professor Brian Lamb OBE: National Sensory Impairment Partnership
  • Professor Connie Mayer: York University, Toronto
  • Dr Kai Uus: The University of Manchester (Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness)
  • Dr Sue Archbold: Consultant on research, public policy and practice in deafness and hearing care, cochlear implantation and deaf education

Further international keynotes to be confirmed

Call for papers

Submissions for oral presentations (15 minutes long) OR posters are invited addressing innovation, research or best practice in any of the conference themes:

  • Multidisciplinary working
  • Taking a holistic approach to meeting deaf children’s needs
  • Maximising the use of technology

We are also particularly interested in receiving submissions relating to tinnitus and balance issues in children, multilingualism and validation of very early hearing aid fitting  and early intervention  plus understanding and meeting the needs of deaf children with complex needs. We do, however, welcome submissions across the field.

Please submit proposals by 18th March 2019 to:

All proposals will be peer reviewed by committee. 


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