Oral presentations
The duration of each oral presentation is 15 minutes inclusive of questions and answers (unless differently indicated on the programme). Presenters are requested to adhere strictly to the allocated speaking time.  


All presentations will have to be based on Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 or later versions. Speakers will bring their presentations to the "Slide Centre" in one of the following formats:
-  USB Flash drive or mobile hard disk 
-  CD-Rom or DVD 

If you have movies/audio files in your presentation, please check in advance very carefully that it runs smoothly. Note that movie and audio files are typically not embedded in your PowerPoint file. Therefore be sure to bring with you all the original movie/audio files (.mpeg, .avi, .mpg, .wav, etc.) and report to the "Slide Centre" well in advance.

Speakers should contact the technicians in the "Slide Center" to upload their presentations at least two hours before the beginning of their session or in the afternoon of the day before, in case of early morning presentations.  Those with Apple-based presentations should make sure they are saved in a PC-compatible format. Speakers will not be allowed to use their own laptop.


Poster presentations
Poster size (maximum dimensions):

80 cm (width) x 100 cm (height) – portrait orientation
Pins and adhesives for fastening the poster will be provided by the Organizing Secretariat.


Posters will be on display for informal viewing throughout the Conference; poster presenters are required to be by their posters during the Poster Session, scheduled on Friday, 17 June from 17.00 to 18.30.
Posters may be put up from Thursday, 16 June on the poster board corresponding to the assigned poster number - please check on the Final Program at the Conference.

They will have to be removed by the end of the meeting. The HEAL organization is not responsible for posters and materials left after the end of the congress.

Original contributions have been sent on the following congress topics:

  1. Early Identification of Hearing Loss (screening and diagnosis)
  2. Intervention and Rehabilitation (strategies and technologies)
  3. Hearing Loss: Mechanisms, Effects and Medical Issues
  4. Epidemiology of Hearing Loss
  5. Auditory Perception
  6. Auditory Processing Disorders
  7. Cognitive Decline and Dementia in relation to hearing loss
  8. Listening effort and fatigue
  9. Amplification: technologies and strategies
  10. Cochlear Implants: state-of-the-art
  11. Speech Perception/Speech Development
  12. Genetic Issues
  13. Auditory Neuropathy
  14. e-Health and m-Health
  15. Etiology and Medical Issues
  16. Family Empowerment
  17. Family Perspectives


Important dates:

Reconfirmation of previously submitted abstract: November 30th, 2021

Final deadline for abstract submission/modification: January 10th, 2022

Notification of acceptance: January 17th, 2022 - The type of presentation will be confirmed by 10 March 2022
Extended deadline for authors’ registration: May 30th, 2022



Author registration
At least one author per presented abstract is requested to register at the HEAL 2022 Conference by April 30th, 2022.
Failure to register will result in the exclusion of the paper. Kindly advise if you wish to withdraw your abstract or if you wish to make any other changes (different presenter or change from oral to poster), so that the programme can be amended accordingly.

We recommend authors register through the same link used to submit their paper >> SUBMISSION LINK:

entering their USERNAME (= surname) and ABSTRACT PIN on the relevant field and then clicking on CHECK ABSTRACT STATUS. On the next screen you will see the status of the submitted abstract and a button: REGISTER THE PRESENTING AUTHOR >> the presenter will have to click here to register.

Abstract Book

The abstract book will be available on line as a PDF file . Submission of an abstract implies consent by the authors to have it published by the conference in the abstract book.

LAST UPDATE: 3 May 2022