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Accessibility to Education and Lifelong Learning
- Olli Vesterinen, Ph.D., Principal Lecturer, Blended Learning and Digital Pedagogy, Diaconia University of Applied Sciences, Parent of CI-adolescent (Finland): Crossing Boundaries in Learning
- Kristiina Pitkänen, Consulting Teacher, M.Ed., Valteri Centre for Learning and Consulting, Onerva (Finland): Valteri Services in Supporting Learning and School Attendance
- Brian Lamb OBE, Visiting Professor Derby University, Chair of the Action Group on Adult Cochlear Implantation (UK) and associate with the Ear Foundation: The Real Cost of Hearing Loss – Why investing in hearing technology improves lives and saves society money
- Docent Antti Aarnisalo, senior physician, HYKS, Ear-, Nose and Throat Clinic (Finland): Rehabilitation of CI-children and -youth
- Sari Mykkänen, ears-nose-throat-specialist, audiologist, Tampere University Hospital/Hearing Centre, Tampere, (Finland): CI for working-aged hearing-impaired adults, indications, results and some thoughts about the future
- Aarno Dietz, Dr.med. (Finland): Cochlear Implantation: Have we reached the ceiling?
- Pekka Rissanen, Professor of Health Economics, University of Tampere (Finland): What is known of economics of Cochlear Implantation?
- Professor of Swedish at University of Jyväskylä Åsa Palviainen: The Multilingual Turn: Current issues in research on multilingualism
- Dr. Taina Välimaa, Adjunct Professor, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities, Research Unit of Logopedics/Child Language Research Center, University of Oulu (Finland): Early vocabulary growth in children with cochlear implants: early signs and spoken words
- Laura Kanto, Speech therapist (Finland): Simultaneous acquisition of sign language and spoken language forms a special type of bimodal bilingualism
- Dr. Kathryn Crowe, PhD, MSpecEd (SD), BSpPath, BA, DipInterp., CPSP Adjunct Research Fellow Charles Sturt University (USA/Australia): Hei! 你好! !مرحبا: Language acquisition in a multilingual world
- Ritva Takkinen, Speech therapist (Finland): A spoken language and a sign language as language resources of children using cochlear implants
Music and Cognitive Development
- Dr., Docent Minna Huotilainen, Cognitive Brain Research Unit and CICERO Learning Network, University of Helsinki, and Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala (Finland/Sweden): Why and how music can help the brain to develop?
- Johanna Pätzold, M.A, Musicologist, Music Research (Germany/USA): The potential Benefit of including Music into CI (Re-)Habilitation
- PhD Valerie Looi, Sydney Cochlear Implant Research Centre (Australia): Pitch Perception Training for Adult Cochlear Implant Recipients: What have we learnt, and how can we apply it to pediatric recipients?
- Dr. Björn Petersen, Music in the Brain, Aarhus University (Denmark): Musical Ear Training Through Active Music Making in Adult and Adolescent CI Users
- Dr. Teppo Särkämö, PhD, Docent (Psychology): The power of music at older age
- Dr. Ritva Torppa, PhD, Speech therapist, University Lecturer, Logopedics, Brain and Music Team, Cognitive Brain Research Unit (CBRU), Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki (Finland): Music for better spoken language skills of children with CIs
- Tom Campbell, Medizinische Physik and Cluster of Excellence Hearing4all, Universität Oldenburg, Germany; Hefio Oy, Espoo, Finland; Institute of Behavioral Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland (Germany/Finland/England): Spatialisation via objective interaural electrode pairing: Directions for speech-in-noise and music perception
- Dr. Suvi Pitkola, Occupational Therapist and Music Therapist (Finland/Singapore) & Mr. Ingo Steinbach, Sound Engineer, Physicist, Musician (Germany): Music and Autism Spectrum Disorder (Workshop)
- MA Ulla Sergejeff, Speech therapist, Outloud oy (Finland): Music groups for hearing impaired children in Finland
- Russ Palmer, SRAT(M), ISE – Intensive Special Education research group, University of Helsinki (Finland): Musical experiences using cochlear implants (CI)
- Elisa Seppänen, Lecturer, Sibelius Academy/Music Education Department (Finland): Comprehensive Approach to Early Childhood Music Education: Theory and workshop
- MA Heini Siltainsuu, the coordinator of FeelingMusic (Finland): Workshop: FeelingMusic: Musical activities for older people with hearing impairments.
- Director Markku Kaikkonen, Special Music Centre Resonaari (Finland)
- PsM Sanni Verkasalo, Music therapist, Special Music Centre Resonaari (Finland)
Peer Support and Rehabilitation
- Heidi Olze, MD, PhD, Professor in ORL, Director of ENT Department, Charité- Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Germany): Changes in the quality of life and tinnitus-related distress following cochlear implantation – a study of aged generation
- Ann-Charlotte Gyllenram, President, Barnplantorna (Sweden): Family Intervention in a new era
- Ville Sivonen, Clinical Engineer, PhD, HUCH Hearing Center (Finland): Sequential bilateral cochlear implantation in working-age adults
- Ilona Maula-Tervo, M.Soc.Sci., Project Coordinator, The Finnish Federation of Hard of Hearing & Anniina Lavikainen, Special Advisor (Finland): The project for adult CI-users by FFHOH
- Tuula Ahlgren, Benefits Manager, The Social Insurance Institution (Finland):
- Eila Lonka, PhD, Speech therapist (Finland): Quality of life in Finnish adults with Cochlear Implants
- Niklas Wenman, CI-user (Finland): Cochlear Implant gives power – my life story
- Marianne Rintala, Project Coordinator, LapCI – The Finnish Association of Cochlear Implant Recipient Children (Finland): What’s up with LapCI?
Design for all
- Ronny Nielsen
- Juha Nikula, CEO, Qlu Ltd. (Finland)
- Jaana Jokitulppo, PhD (Finland): Good acoustic conditions for unimpaired hearing
- Päivi Rainò, Principal Lecturer, Humak University of Applied Sciences (Interpreting and Linguistic Accessibility), Helsinki, (Finland) : Automated speech recognition, subtitling and speech-to-text services – providing everyday accessibility for hard-of-hearing people in today’s Finland?
- Jorma Kaarela, Electro Waves Ltd (Finland): How does Sennheiser CinemaConnect support the accessibility at the movie theaters?
- Riitta Lahtinen, PhD, Head of Communication Unit, The Finnish Deafblind Association & Sanna Nuutinen, Youth advisor, The Finnish Deafblind Association (Finland): CI and haptices (touch messages) in everyday life and rehabilitation
- The LapCI-band