Part 1 discussed how a decline in some elements of cognition and auditory processing alters speech perception during normal aging. This course considers how hearing aids may help or hinder speech perception for older adults. The author discusses how different hearing aid settings can affect the speech signal and consider practical ways we can use this in the clinic to offer the optimum fitting for an individual, in particular how we should set up hearing aid compression.
Course created on February 1, 2024
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- After this course, participants will be able to describe how hearing aids affect the speech signal.
- After this course, participants will be able to define the hearing aid parameters that have an effect on signal distortion and how this might impact the aided hearing of older adults.
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss how to set hearing aids for older adults based on appropriate parameters, including compression speed and compression ratio.
PhD, MSc, CS
Richard Windle is Audiology Team Leader at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK, and the Chair of the Professional Guidance Group in the British Society of Audiology, which is responsible for producing the society’s guidelines. His clinical work is in both adult hearing and vestibular care. He also leads clinical research, aiming to translate research into practical guidance and audiological practice, especially in hearing care for older adults.
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