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.
- After this course, participants will be able to will learn the current state of federal regulation of OTC Hearing Aids.
- After this course, participants will be able to will become aware of 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 will understand how to estimate the percent 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
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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