The Earlens contact hearing solution represents a substantial and meaningful step forwards in hearing aid technology due to the ability to provide audibility for speech across a bandwidth from 100-10,000Hz in a way that is preferred by patients relative to conventional hearing aids. This session will outline the physical reasons that the system is able to provide this increase in audible bandwidth and present peer-reviewed evidence supporting the efficacy and patient preference for a full bandwidth of audibility listening experience.
Course created on September 4, 2020
- After this course learners will be able to describe the unique method of middle ear activation used in the Earlens System.
- After this course learners will be able to list three reasons why conventional acoustic hearing aids struggle to provide high frequency audibility across a wide dynamic range of inputs.
- After this course learners will be able to describe reasons why an extended bandwidth of audibility is potentially beneficial to more than the speech intelligibility performance of hearing-impaired listeners.
|Introductions and Impact of HL
|Physical limits of hearing aid transducers and the impact on audible bandwidth
|Literature review – achieved audible bandwidth with conventional hearing aids and Earlens
|How the Earlens system functions in comparison to conventional acoustic devices
|Peer reviewed data review of achieved audible bandwidth and relative preference – dispelling conventional wisdom regarding provision of high frequency gain
Drew Dundas, Ph.D., FAAA, is the Vice President, Audiology & Product Strategy at Earlens Corporation, where he coordinates development efforts across the research, Audiology, marketing, and clinical teams. Dr. Dundas was the President and CTO of Soundhawk Corporation, and former Director of Audiology at UCSF Medical Center. He was a research Audiologist at Starkey Hearing Technologies, involved in the development of fitting algorithms, signal processing techniques, and compressor design.
He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, The University of Akron and McMaster University, and he completed his clinical training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Dundas has published original research related to cochlear function, hearing instrument fitting, and signal processing technique performance, as well as balance function assessment.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Earlens Corporation in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Earlens Corporation products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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