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CeLyA Summer School 2020: “Hearing in noise”
21-01-2020 17:30

CeLyA Summer School 2020: “Hearing in noise”

The CeLyA Summer School “Hearing in noise” will take place from June 15th to 17th 2020 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. 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 favour informal interactions. The participants will be able to present their own research during a dedicated poster session (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), 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. 

Please fill in the registration form available at
and send it along with your CV to carine.zambardi@ec-lyon.fr

The deadline for registration is March 31st 2020. 

Accommodation is not provided, but reservation can be made at a special rate on the premises (using the promo code CELYA20 when booking here: https://www.valpre.com/).

The organizing committee:
Aurélie Bidet-Caulet & Annie Moulin (CRNL),
Mathieu Lavandier (ENTPE),
Carine Zambardi (CeLyA)

Sessions and invited speakers

1. Hearing the target
John Culling (Cardiff University, UK): “Energetic masking of speech in noise”
Nicolas Grimault (CeLyA, CRNL, Lyon): “From stimuli-driven to cognitive stream segregation”

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 (CeLyA, CRNL, Lyon): “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”
Ingrid Johnsrude (University of Western Ontario, Canada): “Listening effort assessed using engaging, naturalistic materials”
Sébastien Santurette (Oticon, Denmark): “Aided hearing in noise: advances and challenges for modern hearing aids”

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