Feedback in a hearing aid fitting can be problematic for a number of reasons. Potential consequences include not only annoyance and discomfort for the listener, but also a reduction in sound quality and speech understanding that can impact the overall benefit of amplification. This course will discuss what feedback is, when and why it occurs, and will provide the professional with an understanding of the signal processing strategies used to manage feedback in hearing aid technology today along with some practical clinical considerations.
- Attendees will know what acoustic feedback is and why it occurs.
- Attendees will be able to discuss the consequences of acoustic feedback on a listener.
- Attendees will understand the approaches to feedback management available in hearing aid technology today.
|5-15 Minutes||What is feedback?|
|15-25 Minutes||Why does feedback occur?|
|25-35 Minutes||How does feedback effect the hearing aid wearer?|
|35-55 Minutes||Feedback management approaches|
Andrea Hannan-Dawkes, AuD, FAAA
Education and Training Division
Andrea Hannan-Dawkes joined the Education and Training Division of Starkey Labs in November 2010. Her current responsibilities include assisting in the development of educational materials, leading training classes and assisting with course offerings available through Audiology Online. She earned her Master of Arts in Audiology from the University of Maryland at College Park and her Doctor of Audiology degree from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Andrea has worked in clinical audiology settings in California, Texas, New York, and South Carolina. She has also spent time working in the area of hearing aid research. She currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina with her family.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Starkey in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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