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Music Induced Hearing Disorders 2018

3rd AES INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Music Induced Hearing Disorders
Columbia College, Chicago Illinois, June 20–22, 2018
 
Co-Chairs: Robert Schulein and Michael Santucci. Email: 2018mihd_chair@aes.org
Papers cochairs: Dorte Hammershoi and Jon Boley. E-Mail: 2018mihd_papers@aes.org
 
The adverse effects of excessive music exposure are widely recognized and addressed in modern societies, yet there is a continued need for innovative solutions that may help prevent hearing damage, or compensate intelligently when the damage is done. This conference intends to bring international focus on technological options for safer music exposure, such as hearing protection strategies and technology, conditions for populations at risk and risk behaviors, methods for sound exposure monitoring and assessment of hearing, among others. This will be the third AES conference on the topic. Following the success of the AES 58th Conference in Aalborg Denmark in 2012, the organizing committee has decided to continue the important task of providing a forum to present and discuss the latest knowledge and technological advancements in hearing protection, hearing diagnosis, impact of musical sound exposure, and more.
 
PROPOSED TOPICS
Hearing Exposure Measurement and Control Devices
Surveys of Exposure Levels at Live Events and by Personal Music Players Sound Level Management for Live Sound Events
Technologies for Monitoring and Controlling Consumer Audio Devices
Active and Passive Hearing Protection Devices
High-Fidelity Listening Devices
Effects of Exposure to Loud Music
Music versus Noise as an Exposure Agent
Temporary Effects on Hearing from Music Sound Exposure
Hearing Loss in the Music Industry
Behavioral Patterns of Populations at Risk of Music Induced Hearing Disorders
Medical Therapies and Procedures for Hearing Protection and Hearing Loss Regeneration
Electro-acoustic Technologies to Prevent and Cope with Hearing Disorders (e.g.Tinnitus)
Technologies for Producing Multimedia Content for the Hearing Impaired
Electronic Devices for Hearing Impaired Musicians and Sound Production Engineers
Standardization and Legislation of Exposure to Music
 
SUBMISSION INFORMATION
All submissions should have a clear application in technologies for alleviation and prevention of adverse effects of music exposure. Content should reflect the engineering progress made and highlight relevant contributions or conclusions. We encourage multidisciplinary approaches to the field. The conference committee invites the submission of research and technical papers. 
 
Authors may submit a title, 60 to 120-word abstract, and 500 to 750-word précis of a proposed paper at http://www.aes.org/2018mihd_authors/ by December 15, 2017. Authors submitting abstracts will be notified of preliminary acceptance by January 15, 2018 and must submit a full paper for peer review (4 to 10 pages) by February 15. Authors not wishing to pre-submit abstracts may submit a full paper for peer review by February 15. Final acceptance and feedback from peer review will be notified by March 15 and final manuscripts, taking into account feedback, should be submitted by April 15.
 
Papers exceeding 10 pages run the risk of rejection without review. If such a paper is accepted the author will be charged a fee of $25 for every page over 10.
 
Workshops and Technology Demonstrations: workshops and technology demonstrations will complement the conference papers sessions, led by experts in the field. These events will provide in-depth yet practical discussions related to hearing technologies, while demonstrating the application of science in real-world scenarios. Authors are encouraged to submit proposals by April 15, 2018 by contacting 2018mihd_workshops@aes.org directly. Proposals should include a title, abstract if relevant, name of convenor, and possible contributors.
 
Manuscripts presented in the conference will be considered for a special issue of the AES Journal on the topic
 
Registration: at least one author of each contribution must pay to register for the conference, and attend to present, or will not be included in the proceedings. Any author wishing to attend the conference must pay the registration fee.
 
Publication: papers will be published in the AES E-Library no earlier than 10 days before the start of the conference.
 
IMPORTANT DATES
Deadline for paper proposals: December 15. 2017
Preliminary acceptance of paper abstracts:  January 15, 2018
Full paper submission deadline: February 15, 2018
Authors notified of paper review outcome: March 15, 2018
Deadline for final paper manuscripts: April 15, 2018
Deadline for demonstrations and workshop proposals: April 15, 2018
 
Open Access
Authors will have the option of submitting Open Access papers 
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