Symposium history

The Danavox Symposium was held for the first time in 1969. In the beginning, the symposium took place annually. From 1977 until today, the symposium has taken place every other year. In 2007, the Danavox Symposium was renamed the “International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research,” or ISAAR.

Each symposium has an overall topic, complemented with broad contributions from the auditory and audiological fields. Over the years, symposium topics have covered evoked response audiometry, ear molds, speech audiometry, electroacoustic characteristics of hearing aids, evaluation of children with hearing disability, audio-visual perception of speech, binaural effects, time resolution in the auditory system, reading processes and hearing-impaired students, hearing-aid fitting, presbyacusis, hearing-aid technology, Menière's disease, cochlear implants, auditory models, genetics of hearing, brain and learning, auditory signal processing, speech perception and auditory disorders, auditory plasticity, and many other themes.

Proceedings

Many of the symposium contributions are published as written articles in the Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research (starting 2007), previously Proceedings of the Danavox Symposium (1969-2005). These symposium proceedings have been published as books ever since the first symposium in 1969. They are an important source of information for the audiological community and have found their way onto many bookshelves. The ISAAR proceedings are also published as online electronic articles on this webpage. Currently, all ISAAR proceedings (from 2007) are openly accessible. The Proceedings of the Danavox Symposium will progressively be added to this journal. In the meantime, they can be found at the GN ReSound Audiological Library.

Peer-review process

All proceedings articles are peer-reviewed by experts in the fields of audiology and auditory research. Reviewers are appointed by the ISAAR scientific committee.