August 2016 Meeting: AGM and Peter Blamey on IHearYou System

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section will be on Monday 8th August at 7:30pm at:
The SAE Institute Lecture Theatre, 235 Normanby Rd, South Melbourne.

The meeting will commence with our Annual General Meeting involving the presentation of Chairman’s and Treasurer’s reports, and the Committee election.

It is expected to last 15 – 20 mins and non-members are welcome to sit in, but arrival at 7:45 will allow you to avoid most of it.

The short AGM will be followed by the second of two presentations by Prof. Peter Blamey on the topic:

 IHearYou® – A Modern Tele-audiology System

Prof Blamey will describe the Australian developed tele-audiology system IHearYou® that enables people to take control of their own hearing.  This talk will describe the science behind it, how it works, and the benefits that it is bringing to individual listeners and the Australian economy.

The previous talk described technologies for hearing and listening and covered the underlying technologies that have driven the evolution of hearing and listening aids, the benefits they bring to users of hearing aids – and how they affect the listening experience. Please refer to the website for further details of this presentation.


About Prof Blamey
Peter has a PhD in physics and began working on hearing when he became a member of Graeme Clark’s cochlear implant research team in 1979. He is a coauthor on over 200 papers on hearing, sound processing, speech and language of children with impaired hearing, and psychophysics. He is an inventor of 25 patent families for hearing aids, bionic ears and bionic eyes.
He has been instrumental in the spin-off and incubation of 4 companies from the Bionics Institute since 2000, including Dynamic Hearing that has provided advanced signal processing technologies in many millions of hearing aids globally.
Peter is an Executive Director and co-owner of Blamey Saunders Hears, a company addressing the poor penetration of the hearing aid market in order to reduce the $12 billion annual burden of hearing loss in Australia.

Mon 8th August 2016 at 7:30pm
The SAE Institute – Lecture Theatre
235 Normanby Road
South Melbourne

Visitors and guests welcome.

Directions:  Entry to SAE is via the Students’ Entry, now located in Woodgate St (at rear of building).
Please report to the Supervisor’s Desk at this entry, and you will be directed to the Lecture Theatre (upstairs).

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