Different hearing aid approaches to combat problems related to environmental and wind noise using technologies that include classification, directional microphones, binaural signal processing, beamformers, motion sensors, and machine learning.
This course is part of the 2022 Industry Innovations Summit on AudiologyOnline.
Course created on February 16, 2022
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- After this course, participants will be able to describe the role that automatics and artificial intelligence play in solutions to improve speech intelligibility in noise.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the role that directionality plays in solutions to improve speech intelligibility in noise.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the role that noise reduction plays in solutions to improve speech intelligibility in noise.
|5-15 Minutes||Environmental Classification|
|15-25 Minutes||Binaural Signal Processing|
|25-35 Minutes||Leveraging Natural Binaural|
|35-45 Minutes||Hearing and Inherent Listening Strategies to Increase Directionality Effectiveness|
|45-55 Minutes||Wind Noise Management|
|55-65 Minutes||Deep Learning to Enhance Clarity|
|65-75 Minutes||Collaboration between Users and Artificial Intelligence|
|75-85 Minutes||Artificial Intelligence and Embedded Sensors|
|85-90 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Joshua M. Alexander
Joshua Alexander is an associate professor at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he received a BS, MS, and PhD in Audiology (psychoacoustics) and researched speech perception as a post-doctoral scientist. He also completed clinical and post- doctoral fellowships at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. The central goal of Dr. Alexander's research is to improve speech understanding and decrease listening effort in hearing aid users. To assist in these efforts, he has developed a PC-based hearing aid simulator that is capable of replicating key features of commercial hearing aids. This tool combined with laboratory measures and models of processing at the sensory, neural, and cognitive levels allows him and his collaborators to explore how and why certain features of hearing aids affect perception and to explore factors that might explain individual differences in hearing aid benefit.
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