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Mara Behlau, PhD
Brazil
Speech Language Pathologist, Voice Specialist, Consultant in Human Communication for individuals and companies. She is also Coach with specialization in businesspersons, certified by the Neuroleadership Group – NLG Brasil, accredited Coach ACC by International Coach Federation – ICF. She holds a PhD in Human Communication Disorders, with postdoctoral degree at the University of California, San Francisco, USA. She is currently professor in the discipline of Interpersonal Relationship – Business Communication in the INSPER, São Paulo. She is also permanent professor at the Graduate Program in Disorders of Human Communication at UNIFESP (Escola Paulista de Medicina). Moreover, she directs the CEV, an institution where she coordinates the CECEV, a Specialization Course in Voice for SLP and the FIV, an Integrative Program in Voice for professionals of different academic backgrounds.

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Linda J. Hood, Ph.D.
USA

Linda J. Hood, Ph.D., is a Professor and Hearing Scientist in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Director of the Auditory Physiology Laboratory, and Associate Director for Research at the National Center for Childhood Deafness and Family Communication at Vanderbilt University in the USA.  She completed an NIH post‐doctoral fellowship and was a faculty member at the Kresge Hearing Research Laboratory, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans for over 20 years.  She is a visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong, is the International Key Scientist with the Australian Hearing Collaborative Research Centre (CRC), and has served as an Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland, Australia.  Dr. Hood’s research career, supported by research grants from the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH), focuses on auditory physiology in peripheral and central systems, characterizing auditory function in infants using objective approaches, auditory neuropathy/dys‐synchrony, efferent auditory function, hereditary hearing loss, auditory function across the lifespan, and comparative hearing studies.  Dr. Hood lectures globally on topics related to her research and areas of expertise.  She participates in review and working groups of the US National Institutes of Health – National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIH-NIDCD), is a consultant and active participant in the work of the World Health Organization (WHO), and is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Ear and Hearing.  Dr. Hood is a Past President of the American Academy of Audiology, the American Auditory Society, and the International Society of Audiology.  Among other awards, she received the Honors of the Association from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2018 and will receive the Jerger Career Award for Research in Audiology from the American Academy of Audiology in April 2020.