Environmental classification in hearing aids is important because it controls how hearing aid processing is applied. We tested how 6 hearing aids classified 5 prototype environments. This text reviews the testing and results.
Course created on April 20, 2017
- After this course learners will be able to state two ways the environmental classification is used in hearing aids.
- After this course learners will be able to state one reason why the accuracy of environmental classification in hearing aids is important.
- After this course learners will be able to name 1 type of background noise sound that might cause an environmental classifier to classify the environment differently than a listener would.
Tao Cui, Au.D, is an audiologist at ReSound in Chicago, IL. In this position, Dr. Cui is responsible for hearing aid clinical trials and providing audiology support to ReSound in China. Prior to joining Resound, Dr. Cui had served as an Otolaryngologist for 3 years in the Third Affiliated Hospital of ZhongShan University and 2 years in the Red Cross Hospital of Qinyang in China. Dr. Cui received his Au.D degree from Northeastern University in 2010 and Master of Otolaryngology degree from ZhongShan University in 2005.
Director of Audiology Communication, ReSound
Jennifer Groth, MA, serves as Director, Medical Affairs in Global Marketing & Business Development for ReSound. Jennifer’s history with Resound includes roles as senior research audiologist as well as product manager. Previous to joining ReSound, she worked as a clinical audiologist at the Gentofte University Hospital Department of Audiology in Denmark, and served as coordinator of an OAE-based neonatal hearing screening project for Copenhagen County. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Speech Pathology & Audiology from the University of Iowa.
Jennifer Groth: Financial: Jennifer Groth is employed by ReSound. Non-financial: Jennifer Groth has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by ReSound in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This course discusses environmental classification systems found in several manufacturers' hearing aids as compared to Resound products.
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