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It is my pleasure to welcome you as Chair of IERASG, the International Evoked Response Audiometry Study Group. Our Study Group is for anyone with an interest in evoked response audiometry – we especially welcome young researchers in the field who are keen to discuss their ideas. Previous IERASG Chairs, Professors Hal Davis, Terry Picton, Roger Thornton, and John Durrant, have had distinguished research careers and have made significant contributions to this field. I share their passion for research and translation of research findings into evidence-based clinical practice in evoked response audiometry.

IERASG is inclusive and international. Our goal is to advance global understanding and practice in the field of auditory evoked responses. We are multi-disciplinary with members who are scientists, clinicians and students. The diversity of the IERASG Council represents our global membership. It is easy to join IERASG – just attend the symposium. IERASG symposia are held mid-year in different parts of the world. The symposia provide opportunities for people with an interest in auditory evoked responses to come together for a free exchange of ideas between senior and newer researchers in a supportive environment.

Our last very successful IERASG meeting was held in Sydney, Australia in 2019 – here are links to abstracts and photos from the Symposium. We are looking forward to seeing new and old IERASG colleagues and friends 2021. Our XXVII biennial IERASG Symposium will be held online over a period of four weeks, starting 14 June 2021.


Since the inception of this field we have made great strides in the application of evoked response audiometry. Important challenges remain however. We continue to seek valid, reliable, and time-efficient objective measures of different aspects of auditory function. I hope to see online you in 2021 to discuss the latest developments in our field and in person in 2023 in an exciting part of the world.

Kind regards,
Suzanne Purdy