This article is a highly technical discussion that compares and contrasts modern frequency lowering approaches for hearing aids and includes a generic protocol for determining the initial settings for fitting this technology.
Course created on September 12, 2016
- Participants will be able to explain the general changes to frequency lowering features over the years.
- Participants will be able to list some differences in the frequency lowering features among major hearing aid manufacturers.
- Participants will be able to state three steps in a generic protocol for fitting a frequency lowering feature.
- Participants will be able to name two resources for fitting assistance and further information.
Joshua M. Alexander, PhD
Joshua M. Alexander is an assistant professor at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He received his Ph.D. in Audiology (psychoacoustics) and post-doctoral training in speech perception at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Before coming to Purdue, he completed both clinical and post-doctoral fellowships at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Professor Alexander’s research interests focus on auditory processes contributing to speech perception deficits in hearing-impaired listeners and signal processing to overcome them. Ongoing projects in his Experimental Amplification Research (EAR) laboratory include work on frequency-lowering techniques, wide dynamic range compression, and speech enhancement techniques.
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