Modern hearing aids are designed to compensate for the innate ability of individuals to differentiate between rapidly changing soundscapes. To improve performance across a wide range of soundscapes, hearing aids employ multiple programs, each geared to optimize performance in a different soundscape. Each program has a group of features tuned to optimize processing within each program. Signal classifiers allow for these programs to switch automatically without direct wearer interaction with the hearing aids, however some classification systems are more sophisticated than others, as this podcast addresses.
Course created on December 1, 2022
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- After this course, participants with be able describe how signal classifiers work.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe key differences in signal classification systems across manufacturers.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the unique advantages of Signia’s signal classifier.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction. How do signal classifiers work|
|5-20 Minutes||What is a signal classification system and that is patient benefit of them|
|20-30 Minutes||What makes Signia’s classifier unique|
Senior Director, Audiology, Signia
Brian Taylor, AuD is currently the senior director of audiology for Signia. He serves at editor-at-large for Hearing Health and Technology Matters, a leading professional blog, and editor of Audiology Practices, the quarterly publication of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. He is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Taylor has authored numerous peer reviewed articles and books on topics ranging from hearing aids to practice management.
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.
Financial: Eric Branda is employed by Signia. Non-financial: Eric Branda has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Signia in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
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