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Turn the Music Down!

A Guided Tour of the Sense of Hearing and its Protection, for Musicians (and Laymen)


MEGARON PLUS

In collaboration with the First Otolaryngological Clinic, Faculty of Medicine, University of Athens

What is the utility of the sense of hearing, and how did it develop? How do fleas hear? Can a cell of the cochlea dance to rock ’n’ roll music? Do we hear with our ears or with our brain? Why do we like listening to loud music? Decibels: less is more. Rock or symphony orchestra: which musicians are more vulnerable? Is there such as thing as a hidden hearing impairment? Can the cochlea cells be regenerated? How can we protect our hearing?
The Medical Team for Musicians of the First Otolaryngological Clinic, Faculty of Medicine, University of Athens, share their experiences in an interactive two-hour lecture.

Speakers (in alphabetical order):
- Katerina Vardonikolaki, otolaryngologist; academic grant holder, First Otolaryngological Clinic, Faculty of Medicine, University of Athens
- Panos Dimas, baritone; voice coach
- Dimitris Dimitriadis, sound engineer
- Eleftheria Iliadou, otolaryngologist; MD candidate, First Otolaryngological Clinic, Faculty of Medicine, University of Athens
- Dimitris Kikidis, otolaryngologist; academic grant holder, First  Otolaryngological Clinic, Faculty of Medicine, University of Athens
- Nikos Markatos, hearing expert; MD candidate, First Otolaryngological Clinic, Faculty of Medicine, University of Athens
- Thanos Bimbas, otolaryngologist; Associate Professor, University of Athens
- Christos Nikitas, physiotherapist; MD candidate, First Otolaryngological Clinic, Faculty of Medicine, University of Athens
- Elias Papathanasiou, Speech Therapy Professor, TEI (Technological Educational Institute) of Western Greece
- Kostas Pastiadis, electrical engineer; Associate Professor, Dept. of Music Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; Visiting Professor, First Otolaryngological Clinic, Faculty of Medicine, University of Athens
 
Host:
Thanos Bimbas, otolaryngologist; Associate Professor, University of Athens