OTC Hearing Aids will require the user to select their own gain profiles. This course will discuss several approaches to evaluating the efficacy of those profiles.
Course created on December 16, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able describe the current state of federal regulation of OTC Hearing Aids.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe a variety of criteria that can be used to evaluate the quality of a self-fit hearing aid.
- After this course, participants will be able to provide an estimated percentage of individuals with hearing impairment that can be fit with a limited set of gain profiles.
|5-20 Minutes||Current State of Federal Regulations of OTC Hearing Aids|
|20-40 Minutes||Criteria for Evaluating the Quality of Self-Fit Hearing Aids|
|40-55 Minutes||Gain Profiles|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q&A|
Andrew Sabin, PhD leads the research division of the hearing aid group at Bose Corporation. Prior to this he had a startup (Ear Machine) focusing on hearing aid self-fitting. He completed a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University in 2010.
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