Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Allum, John HJ
Head of Audiology and Neurootology
ORL University Clinic, Basel, Switzerland
Cochlear Implant Clinic Centre: www.unibas.ch/hno/audio and
Neurootology Research: www.unibas.ch/hno/neurooto
Prof. Allum obtained his first degree (BSc) in mechanical engineering at Birmingham University, England. He held one of the first Kennedy Scholarship awards for study at the MIT. After receiving a MSc and DSc in Biomedical Engineering at MIT, he worked for several years as a neurophysiologist and developer of medical diagnostic equipment, first at the University Neurology Clinic in Freiburg/Germany, and later at the Brain Research Institute in Zurich/Switzerland. He has been Head of the Department of Audiology and Neurootology at the University ORL Clinic in Basel/Switzerland for several years where his main clinical duties include managing diagnostic and rehabilitation programs for patients with hearing and balance disorders. His scientific interests are concentrated on understanding neurophysiological mechanisms underlying balance control in man and on developing balance prostheses for persons with poor balance control. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers and holds several patents. Prof Allum speaks English, Spanish, and German.