First introduced in 2008, SoundRecover is a Phonak proprietary algorithm implementing frequency compression. Leveraging the vast amount of research and information from practical application, Phonak has updated the SoundRecover algorithm to provide even greater benefit for patients with severe to profound hearing loss. This course will focus on the enhancements to SoundRecover with an emphasis on how this solution addresses various patient needs.
e2e wireless 3.0 technology is capable of transmitting audio signals from one hearing instrument to the other in a bilateral fitting. ‘Narrow Directionality’, an enhanced binaural beamforming algorithm, and ‘Spatial SpeechFocus’, a self-steering binaural beam forming algorithm, provide benefit in challenging environments.
Technological limitations of today’s hearing instruments make it difficult for patients to do well in complex listening environments. In this session, attendees will be introduced to Opn: a new paradigm in hearing care which provides patients an open sound experience like never before.
The new Signia wireless CROS and BiCROS addresses previous concerns for this type of technology. Featuring an effective fitting algorithm, very low noise floor, a directional pattern skewed towards the side of need, and very low power consumption, these new solutions have shown to provide significant wearer benefit in clinical studies, home trials, and case studies.
Speech in noise (SIN) testing is beneficial for patients and professionals, but it is often underutilized in clinical practice due to concerns regarding the complexity of procedures and/or time requirements to complete testing. This course will review two SIN tests that are quick and easy to implement and can significantly impact hearing aid counseling and the selection of hearing aid technology/features.
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Wireless hearing aids have been available for many years. Wireless communication between hearing aids and from accessories to hearing aids has allowed for end user benefits in environments that have traditionally been difficult when using hearing aids alone. This course will review the wireless technologies available today focusing on documented end-user benefits and give a look into the future of wireless connectivity.
Spatial SpeechFocus is the culmination of several directional strategies for the enhancement of speech information and comfort in noise. The purpose is to give hearing aid wearers another useful solution—automatic or manually controlled—in the unique listening environments they encounter.
Pediatric case examples will be used to determine if results of different tests are providing consistent test information, if sufficient testing has been done, and if sufficient information has been obtained to plan management.
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The current models in healthcare are ever-changing and often productivity-based. Insufficient resources can cause audiologists to cut corners in the services they provide to patients. One corner that is often cut is the functional auditory assessment; this presentation will provide the audiologist with tools needed to complete this important component of pediatric audiological care, and include ways to increase efficiency.
Over just the last handful of years, advances in vital brain imaging and electrophysiological recording have propelled our understanding in the cognitive neurosciences to unprecedented heights. We are on the brink (if not already over the top) of cracking the neural code for speech, understanding attentional control of speech processing and identifying the neural processes underlying semantic processing. When coupled with the game changing impact of digital technologies, these discoveries have profound implications for how we address and manage problems with hearing and listening. In this course we will review some of the most important and relevant discoveries and technology developments that will impact the manner in which we deliver and manage hearing health care over the coming decade.
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Starkey’s Muse and Halo 2 hearing aids utilize state-of-the-art environmental detection algorithms. The Acuity Lifescape Analyzer is Starkey’s most rigorously tested system designed for today’s complex listening environments. This system can automatically classify seven different sound environments; music, speech, speech-in-noise, wind machine noise and quiet. The system can also handle multiple environments simultaneously. This session will focus on how the Acuity Lifescape Analyzer works and how it is integrated into the latest hearing aid families and the Inspire X software.
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At Signia our focus is to maximize speech understanding and minimize listening effort for hearing instrument wearers. We have achieved this very successfully by utilizing bilateral beamforming technology in our Signia primax hearing instruments. During this session we will provide an overview of the directional algorithms available in primax and discuss the benefits of and myths around bilateral beamforming technology. We will present the results of independent studies that have shown over 30% improvement in speech understanding for Signa hearing instrument wearers (utilizing our Narrow Directionality algorithm) compared to subjects with normal hearing. Results of two recent independent studies, that reveal reduced listening effort for subjects wearing Signia primax technology, will also be presented.
Situations with background noise can become more challenging for the hearing-impaired listener when environmental factors create unwanted reverberations. Results from a clinical study suggest that wearers can benefit from the EchoShield algorithm in environments where reverberations are most likely to disrupt speech understanding.
All hearing care professionals will encounter challenging hearing aid fittings during their career, such as reverse slope or occlusion issues. This course will review 10 challenging fitting scenarios and provide tips and tricks for a successful fitting.
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Learn about the world’s smallest wireless RIC, Moxi Now. The newest addition to our design-focused Moxi family, Moxi Now delivers amazing comfort, aesthetics and intuitive functionality. In addition to this fantastic addition to the Moxi family, learn how to use the industry-first Log It All and Patient Ratings technologies to create patient insights like never before and create a new level of patient engagement in your practice.
Patient input is one of the most important things for a successful hearing aid fitting and for tinnitus management. As hearing healthcare professionals, we are always striving to provide a satisfactory listening experience for our patients. Soundpoint and Soundpoint Tinnitus offers a new concept in patient-centered care that allows the patient’s input to take center-stage in the fitting process. This approach allows for greater levels of patient satisfaction with their hearing aid fitting. SoundPoint utilizes a simple user-interface with complexity behind the scenes. This allows the patient to become an active partner in the fitting and adjustment process while removing the guess-work. For Halo 2.0 users, the TruLink mobile version, SoundSpace, puts this tool into the patient’s hands anytime & anywhere! This course will review the background and development of SoundPoint. Implementation within the Inspire software, the TruLink app and how to use the tool will also be highlighted.
In this course, learners will be introduced to the CR220 Intra-operative Remote. It will review how to prepare the CR220 for use, operate the CR220 effectively and utilize the recordings in programming cochlear implants.
Recent advancements have led to wireless audio signal streaming between hearing aids, making binaural audio signal processing possible. This technology has been shown to provide advanced directional benefit and can be used to enhance the eWindscreen effectiveness—referred to as eWindscreen binaural.