This paper reviews three different studies conducted with the Signia Xperience hearing aids. Research reviewed for laboratory studies of speech understanding and listening effort, comparative speech-in-noise testing, and real-world EMA assessment of patient benefit and satisfaction.
Course created on December 16, 2019
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- After this course, participants will be able to describe the soundscape processing of Signia Xperience.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the findings obtained for Xperience in laboratory studies.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the findings obtained for Xperience for real-world EMA study.
Head of Global Marketing Audiology, Sivantos
Dr. Matthias Froehlich is head of Audiology Marketing for Sivantos in Erlangen Germany. He is responsible for the definition and validation of the audiological benefit of new hearing instrument platforms. Dr. Froehlich joined Sivantos (then Siemens Audiology Group) in 2002, holding various positions in R&D, Product Management, and Marketing since then. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Goettingen University, Germany.
R&D Audiologist, Sivantos GmbH
Ms. Freels has been a research and development audiologist at Sivantos in Erlangen Germany since 2008. Her main responsibilities include the coordination of clinical studies and research projects. Prior to joining Sivantos (then, Siemens Audiology), Ms. Freels worked as a dispensing audiologist. She studied Hearing Technology and Audiology at the University of Applied Sciences in Oldenburg, Germany.
Director of Applied Research, Signia
Dr. Eric Branda is an Audiologist and Director of Applied Research Audiology for Signia. For nearly 20 years, Eric has provided audiological, technical and product training support around the globe. He specializes in bringing new product innovations to market, helping Signia fulfill its goal of creating advanced hearing solutions for all types and degrees of hearing loss. Dr. Branda received his PhD from Salus University, his AuD from the Arizona School of Health Sciences and his Master’s degree in Audiology from the University of Akron.
Katja Freels Financial: Katja Freels is employed by Sivantos. Non-financial: Katja Freels has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Eric Branda: Financial: Eric Branda is employed by Sivantos. Non-financial: Eric Branda has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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