About ISH

The International Symposium on Hearing (ISH) has been held approximately every three years in Europe since 1969. The hallmark of this truly interdisciplinary meeting is to bring together well-known researchers as well as young talents specializing in psychophysics, physiology and models of hearing. This connection stimulates discussion on the physiological mechanisms underlying auditory perception and provides the basis for a better understanding of auditory function. Modelling approaches complement the experimental studies and serve as a framework for interpreting the results and developing new experimental paradigms. The topics will cover both fundamental concepts of neural coding and signal processing at various levels along the auditory pathway, consequences for auditory perception in various acoustic environments, as well as implications for compensation strategies for people with hearing impairment.

ISH is a small collegiate meeting typically held in a cloistered setting. The program is limited to 50-60 podium presentations of about 20 min. There are no parallel sessions, and participants are expected to attend the majority of the sessions throughout the week. Each presenter also writes a paper, which will form a chapter of the proceedings published Open Access.

The total number of participants, including podium speakers, is limited to 120-150 people. Presentations will be selected by the organizing committee on the basis of scientific excellence and topic. Due to the restricted number of participants, we can only accommodate a limited number of authors for each accepted paper to attend the conference.


ISH 2018 sponsors


Oticon Fonden



GN Hearing










Technical University of Denmark