Signal processing in hearing aids must be able to give the user benefits in a broad range of these complex environments. In this presentation, recorded waveforms from a range of different sound situations through several different advanced technology hearing aids will be presented, along with a discussion on how well the design and function of the various approaches handle different types of listening environments.
Course created on May 13, 2019
- After this course learners will be able to explain how different signal processing approaches in high end hearing aids attack the speech in noise problem in different ways.
- After this course learners will be able to explain how to glean information about dynamic device performance by looking at various advance visual representations (such as spectrographs, waveforms, etc.).
- After this course learners will be able to explain how some systems can meet certain performance criteria (such as reduction of noises arising from behind) at the expense of other criteria (such as maintenance of a full gain response).
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction to the issue|
|5-15 Minutes||Description of the design features of OpenSound navigator compared to traditional approaches|
|15-20 Minutes||Description of the recording conditions|
|20-30 Minutes||The effect of location of speech versus noise on the performance of different approaches|
|30-40 Minutes||The effect of signal type and temporal behavior on the performance of different approaches|
|40-55 Minutes||Description of a system to stabilize the behavior of a hearing aid near feedback, with performance examples|
|55-60 Minutes||Final Thoughts|
Don Schum, PhD
Vice President for Audiology & Professional Relations
Don Schum currently serves as Vice President for Audiology & Professional Relations for Oticon, Inc. In that capacity, Don has the responsibility to create and implement new Audiological training material, oversee the Audiological training of all employees, develop dispenser support materials and tools, conduct clinical research, and participate in national and international conferences. Previous to his position at Oticon in Somerset, Don served as the Director of Audiology for the main Oticon office in Copenhagen Denmark. In addition, he served as the Director of the Hearing Aid Lab at the University of Iowa School of Medicine (1990-1995) and as an Assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina (1988-1990). During his professional career, Don has been an active researcher in the areas of Hearing Aids, Speech Understanding, and Aging. Don received his B.S. in Speech & Hearing Science from the University of Illinois, his M.A. in Audiology from the University of Iowa, and his Ph.D. in Audiology from Louisiana State University.
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