PLEASE NOTE: All On-Demand sessions will not actually take place at the date and time below, we will be sending out access to these sessions the Monday before the conference starts and they will be available to watch on your own time for a month after the conference!

**This Agenda is Subject to Change**
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Saturday, February 12 • 3:00pm - 8:00pm
*Hearing Conservation Efforts in a University School of Music Program

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Student musicians are at increased risk for excessive sound exposures in comparison to their collegiate peers. Their dedication to their studies through long hours of rehearsal and performances increase their risk of Music Induced Hearing Disorders (MIHDs). The repercussions of MIHDs can negatively impact their physical, emotional, social, and occupational well-being. A partnership between the Michigan Medicine Audiology Department and the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance (SMTD) was developed to establish a prevention focused program for student musicians. This is facilitated through the SMTD’s Wellness Program with a concentration in education and prevention against MIHDs to encourage students to take proactive measures for their hearing health. Screening, outreach, and creative action taken during the COVID pandemic to support hearing conservation in this group will be discussed.


Bruce Edwards, AuD

Bruce Edwards, AuD, recently retired from his position as Assistant Director of Adult Audiology at Michigan Medicine Otolaryngology. He continues to be a member of the Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance's Wellness Initiative. He is involved in a program of hearing conservation... Read More →
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Allie Heckman, AuD

Clinical Audiologist, University of Michigan- Michigan Medicine
Allie Heckman, AuD, is a clinical audiologist at Michigan Medicine Audiology. She specializes in hearing wellness; including hearing conservation, hearing rehabilitation, and tinnitus management for the adult patient population. She is a member of the School of Music, Theatre, and... Read More →

Paola Savvidou, DMA

Paola Savvidou, DMA, NCTM, serves as Wellness Initiative Project Manager and Lecturer in Music at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Teaching the Whole Musician: A Guide to Wellness in the Applied Studio (Oxford University Press) and has twice received Article of the... Read More →

Saturday February 12, 2022 3:00pm - 8:00pm CST