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Signia TeleCare Facilitates Improvements in Hearing Aid Fitting Outcomes

Matthias Froehlich, PhD, Eric Branda, AuD, PhD, Dirk Apel, BA

January 4, 2019

This course describes the advantages of using Signia TeleCare 3.0 for both patients and professionals. It also describes a clinical study which validates TeleCare benefits for patients.   Read More


Software-Based Hearing Profile Improves Hearing Aid Fitting Process

Rosa-Linde Fischer, PhD, Maren Schuelke, BSc, Ronny Hannemann, PhD, Maja Serman, PhD

September 10, 2018

The course addresses the applicability of a software-based fitting assistant (Connexx Hearing Profile) in the daily fitting routine and outlines the benefits for the hearing care professional as well...   Read More

Perception of Own Voice Wearing Hearing Aids: Why "Natural" is the New Normal

Matthias Froehlich, PhD, Thomas A. Powers, PhD, Eric Branda, AuD, PhD, Jennifer Weber, AuD, CCC-A

April 30, 2018

This text-based course reviews the common issue of hearing aid wearers perceiving their own voice as unnatural when wearing hearing aids. Findings from a recent study evaluating a new algorithm to add...   Read More

Signia Expert Series: Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids - Opportunity or Disaster?

Catherine Palmer, PhD

January 22, 2018

The current state of regulations is reviewed to put the OTC (over-the-counter) hearing aid conversation in context. The possible impact of OTCs on consumers and audiologists as well as how OTCs could...   Read More

Signia Expert Series: Hearing Aid Speech Mapping Verification - Some Explanations for Puzzling Outcomes

H. Gustav Mueller, PhD

January 4, 2018

Speech mapping has become a routine method to verify prescriptive fittings. Sometimes, however, things just don't look right, and we wonder if the problem is the equipment, the hearing aid, the patien...   Read More

Sound Quality as the Key to User Acceptance

Matthias Froehlich, PhD, Thomas A. Powers, PhD

November 27, 2017

Sound quality and speech recognition benefit are important to the long term benefit and use of hearing aids. This article examines key features of hearing aid signal processing that contribute to soun...   Read More

Comparison of Music Sound Quality Between Hearing Aids and Music Programs

Jonathan Vaisberg, PhD/MClSc Candidate, Paula Folkeard, AuD, Vijay Parsa, PhD, Ewan Macpherson, PhD, Matthias Froehlich, PhD, Veronika Littmann, PhD, Susan Scollie, PhD

August 17, 2017

While hearing aid users often wear their hearing aids for music listening, they are frequently dissatisfied with the sound quality of music. This articles describes a study of music sound quality rati...   Read More

Moving Beyond the Audiogram Towards a Patient-Centered, Interactive First Fit

Maja Serman, PhD, Rosa-Linde Fischer, PhD, Rebecca Herbig, AuD, Ronny Hannemann, PhD

July 17, 2017

This article describes the development, implementation and verification of the Hearing Profile in Connexx hearing aid fitting software that is based on objective and subjective hearing related factors...   Read More

Helping Your Patients with Tinnitus: Signia Tinnitus Therapy Feature

Leanne Powers, AuD, Jennifer Gehlen, AuD

November 7, 2016

First, we're going to take you through the epidemiology and mechanisms of tinnitus. Then, we will explain how to adjust the Signia tinnitus therapy feature for your patients. This may be review for ma...   Read More


Hearing Aid Batteries: The Past, Present, and Future

Heike Heuermann, PhD, Rebecca Herbig, AuD

October 19, 2016

Modern digital hearing aids offer a huge variety of form factors, features, and wireless connectivity options that allow for individual hearing solutions. However, the price of functions like situatio...   Read More


Notch Therapy: A New Approach to Tinnitus Treatment

Leanne Powers, AuD, Gisele Munhoes dos Santos, PhD, Catherine Jons, AuD

October 13, 2016

Tinnitus affects a staggering number of individuals. Population studies conducted in six different countries reported the incidence of prolonged tinnitus varying between 4.4 and 15.1 percent for adult...   Read More


Signia Expert Series: Speech-in-Noise Testing for Selection and Fitting of Hearing Aids: Worth the Effort?

H. Gustav Mueller, PhD

September 30, 2016

In 2010, I conducted a survey at two audiology professional meetings, of 107 audiologists who routinely fit hearing aids. The purpose of the survey was to look at audiologists’ use of speech-in-nois...   Read More


Reducing Listening Effort via primax Hearing Technology

Rebecca Herbig, AuD, Matthias Froehlich, PhD

June 9, 2016

When listening situations become noisier or more challenging, this is even more important. However, beyond improving speech intelligibility, another indicator of the effectiveness of hearing aid fitti...   Read More

Hearing Aid Selection and Fitting Tips Gleaned from Recent Research

H. Gustav Mueller, PhD

May 23, 2016

The first thing I would like to talk about is the Acceptable Noise Level (ANL) test that was developed at the University of Tennessee, based on the research of Anna Nabelek dating back to 1991. For th...   Read More

Music Lovers and Hearing Aids

Gyorgy Varallyay, PhD, Soren Vase Legarth, M.Sc.E.E., Tish Ramirez, AuD

February 26, 2016

Some people cannot imagine life without music - it relaxes, inspires, and for many, completes their lives. Music has a different meaning for each person, and there are individual preferences, but most...   Read More

New Wireless, Binaural Processing Reduces Problems Associated with Wind Noise in Hearing Aids

Katja Freels, Dipl.Ing., Claudia Pischel, MSc, Cecil Wilson, MSc, Tish Ramirez, AuD

October 12, 2015

With today’s hearing aid technology, we have become accustomed to providing significant aided benefit for our patients in a variety of listening conditions. Speech recognition in both quiet and in b...   Read More


Interventional Audiology: When is it Time to Move Out of the Booth?

Catherine Palmer, PhD

September 14, 2015

Interventional audiology means managing hearing loss in order to impact other primary concerns. Hearing loss is neither the person’s nor the other health care provider’s primary concern. As an aud...   Read More

Improving Cell Phone Listening With Hearing Aids: A New Adaptive Streaming Volume Algorithm

Rosa-Linde Fischer, PhD, Dirk Mauler, PhD, Lisa Klop, AuD

June 7, 2015

In many countries today, over 90% of the adult population owns a mobile phone, and the majority of these are smart phones. Mobile phone use is not just for younger individuals — at least 75 per...   Read More

Automatic Steering: The Director of the binax Soundtrack

Gyorgy Varallyay, PhD, Sebastian Pape, Carol Meyers, AuD

June 5, 2015

IntroductionThe number of bilateral fittings has been growing continuously worldwide, according to EuroTrak 2012 and JapanTrak 2012 (Hougaard, Ruf, & Egger, 2013). This should not be unexpected, a...   Read More

Siemens Expert Series: Matching Technology & Features to Patient Needs

Catherine Palmer, PhD

June 1, 2015

Editor’s Note: This text course is an edited transcript of a live webinar. Download supplemental course materials.Dr. Catherine Palmer: Today’s topic of matching technology and features is...   Read More

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