This course will review current hearing aid technologies that employ several different forms of binaural processing. The end user benefits provided by binaural processing will be included in this review. Finally, techniques to verify that these technologies are functioning will be demonstrated. These techniques can be used by the clinician to critically evaluate the binaural features offered by different manufacturers, align end user expectations and troubleshoot issues that may arise during use.
Course created on November 10, 2014
- After this course, participants will be able to describe various binaural processing strategies provided by different manufacturers.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to complete verification tests to ensure the proper function of binaural processing.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain to end users the how these features are intended to function and how they will enhance their experience.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction and course agenda|
|5-10 Minutes||An overview of trends in verification|
|10-20 Minutes||Exploring hearing aid features|
|20-30 Minutes||How these features can be employed binaurally|
|30-45 Minutes||How to verify binaural features|
|45-55 Minutes||Talking to patients about these features|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, closing and questions|
Steve Hallenbeck, AuD
Senior Audiologist in Global Audiology
Stephen A. Hallenbeck, Au.D, is a Senior Audiologist in Global Audiology with GN Resound. In this capacity, Dr. Hallenbeck conducts clinical research trials to assess patient benefit and hearing instrument function. Prior to joining Resound, Dr. Hallenbeck provided a full range of clinical diagnostic and rehabilitative services in hospital and private practice settings. Dr. Hallenbeck earned his Doctor of Audiology degree from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He currently holds an adjunct faculty positions at Rush University Medical Center and Northern Illinois University.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by ReSound in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This course focuses on ReSound products and services, however various binaural processing strategies provided by different manufacturers will be discussed.
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