While hearing aid users often wear their hearing aids for music listening, they are frequently dissatisfied with the sound quality of music. This study describes music sound quality ratings between the universal and music programs of five premier market hearing aids, and which hearing aid achieves the best overall sound quality ratings.
Course created on August 17, 2017
- After this course learners will be able to explain the acoustic differences between speech and music as they relate to hearing aid fittings.
- After this course learners will be able to describe the diversity of hearing aid music sound quality and hearing aid music programs across the industry.
- After this course learners will be able to describe hearing aid selection choices and fine-tuning adjustments that may improve hearing aid sound quality for music.
Jonathan Vaisberg is a PhD/MClSc Candidate at the National Centre for Audiology at Western University, London, ON, Canada. Jonathan’s research interests include the impact of hearing loss on music perception, and optimizing hearing aid sound quality for music.
Paula Folkeard, AuD, is the Research Audiologist/Project Coordinator of the Translational Research unit for the National Centre for Audiology at Western University. Her areas of interest include adult amplification, audiological equipment and assistive listening device evaluation, and outcome measures.
Assistant Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Director of the Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
Vijay Parsa, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the National Centre for Audiology/Faculties of Engineering and Health Sciences, Western University. His research interests are in speech signal processing with applications to hearing aids, assistive listening devices and augmentative communication devices.
Ewan Macpherson, PhD is an Associate Professor at the National Centre for Audiology at Western University. His current research program focuses on the effect of head movement and multimodal sensory integration on spatial hearing, the effects of assistive devices on spatial hearing in complex environments, and virtual auditory space methods.
Head of Corporate Product Management Platforms & Audiology, Sivantos
Matthias Froehlich, PhD is the head of Corporate Marketing Audiology for Sivantos in Erlangen, Germany. He received his PhD in Physics from Goettingen University, Germany.
Veronika Littmann, PhD, is the team lead of R&D Audiology System Development Team for Sivantos in Erlangen Germany. She holds a PhD in Neurophysiology from Cambridge University.
Associate Professor and a Faculty Scholar, National Centre for Audiology, Western University
Dr. Susan Scollie is an Associate Professor at the National Centre for Audiology, University of Western Ontario. With colleagues, she developed version 5.0 of the DSL method for hearing aid fitting. Her current research focuses on frequency compression signal processing, and outcomes of hearing aids for infants, children and adults.
Paula Folkeard: Financial: Paula Folkeard is employed by the National Centre for Audiology, Western University, Canada. Non-financial: Paula Folkeard has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Vijay Parsa: Financial: Vijay Parsa is employed by the National Centre for Audiology, Western University, Canada. Non-financial: Vijay Parsa has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Ewan Macpherson: Financial: Ewan Macpherson is employed by the National Centre for Audiology, Western University, Canada. Non-financial: Ewan Macpherson has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Matthias Froehlich: Financial: Matthias Froehlich is employed by Sivantos in Erlangen, Germany. Non-financial: Matthias Froehlich has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Veronika Littmann: Financial: Veronika Littmann is employed by Sivantos in Erlangen Germany. Non-financial: Veronika Littmann has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Susan Scollie: Financial: Susan Scollie is employed by the National Centre for Audiology, Western University, Canada. With colleagues, she developed version 5.0 of the DSL method for hearing aid fitting. Non-Financial: Susan Scollie has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Signia/Siemens in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This study was conducted at the National Centre for Audiology at Western University, Canada and funded by Sivantos, Germany. This learning event focuses on Signia/Siemens products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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