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[AUDITORY] 3 days left: Summer School “Hearing in noise”, June 2023 Lyon (France)

Dear list,

There is 3 days left to register to the CeLyA Summer School “Hearing in noise” that will take place from June 12th to 14th 2023 in Lyon France. In comparison to a conference, the talks will be longer and will introduce the basics before elaborating and finishing up with up-to-date research. The targeted audience is MSc / PhD students and postdoc potentially new to the field, but industrial and senior researchers are of course welcome too. Different sessions are organized to cover different aspects of hearing in noise, see the list of sessions and invited speakers below.

The participants and speakers are strongly encouraged to stay for the entire duration of the school to get more opportunities to interact with one another. Specific social activities (meal, barbecue party…) are organized on the premises to favor informal interactions. The participants will be able to present their own research during dedicated poster sessions (presentation is encouraged but not mandatory to participate in the school).

The school is free from registration fees (which includes all the sessions & social events except accommodation and travelling that will remain at the charge of participants), so we have a finite number of places (around 100). Therefore, we ask the participants to register by sending a short CV (1 page max.) and a few lines explaining their motivations for attending the school. There are a few places left, that will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Registration is opened here. The deadline for registration is March 1st 2023.

Looking forward to welcoming you in Lyon,

The organizing committee:

Aurélie Bidet-Caulet (INS),
Annie Moulin (CRNL),
Mathieu Lavandier (ENTPE),
Carine Zambardi (CeLyA)


Mathieu Lavandier
Université de Lyon, Labex CeLyA


ENTPE, Laboratoire de Tribologie et Dynamique des Systèmes (LTDS, UMR 5513)


Rue M. Audin, 69518 Vaulx-en-Velin Cedex, FRANCE
Tél : +33 (0)4 72 04 70 30


CeLyA Summer School “Hearing in noise”

June 12th to 14th 2023 in Lyon France


Sessions and invited speakers

1.     Hearing the target

John Culling (Cardiff University, UK): “Energetic masking of speech in noise”

Enrique Lopez-Poveda (University of Salamanca, Spain): "Why do I hear but not understand? Physiological and cognitive factors underlying impaired speech-in-noise intelligibility"


2.     Extracting the target: disentangling and attending to the target

Virginia Best (Boston University, USA): “Informational masking and speech intelligibility”

Elana Zion Golumbic (Bar Ilan University, Israel): “Studying attention in multi-speaker environments: between focused attention, divided attention and distraction”

Aurélie Bidet-Caulet (exCeLyA, INS, Marseille): “How to escape auditory distraction: Selection and inhibition”

3.     Impairments and prosthetic devices

Kathryn Arehart (University of Colorado, USA): “Effects of hearing loss, distortion and working memory on older listeners’ ability to understand speech”

Annie Moulin (CeLyA, CRNL, Lyon): “Contextual influences and psycholinguistic aspects on understanding speech in noise in hearing impaired listeners”

Sébastien Santurette (Oticon, Denmark): “Aided hearing in noise: advances and challenges for modern hearing aids” => a priori ok, need confirmation from employer

4.     Models

Jim Kates (University of Colorado, USA): “Using intelligibility and quality metrics to evaluate hearing aids”

Mathieu Lavandier (CeLyA, ENTPE, Lyon): “Binaural speech intelligibility models”

5.     New measures for hearing in noise (realistic tests and objective methods through the eyes and light)

Jorg Buchholz (Macquarie University, Australia): “Realistic speech in noise testing”

Thomas Koelewijn (University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands): “The impact of hearing impairment on the attention-related pupil dilation response”

Ian Wiggins (University of Nottingham, UK): “Using optical brain imaging to investigate speech perception in noise

Ingrid Johnsrude (University of Western Ontario, Canada): “Listening effort assessed using engaging, naturalistic materials”