Effective speech understanding, especially in complex environments, requires both a well-functioning auditory system and a cognitive system that can efficiently and accurately process information, but our older patients can be challenged on both fronts. In this seminar, the cognitive nature of speech understanding will be viewed in light of the extra pressure that is exerted when hearing loss corrupts the information that is passed along from the periphery.
Course created on December 27, 2018
- Recognize the cognitive nature of listening in complex listening situations
- Recognize the effects of normal aging on cognitive processing
- Develop a toolbox of intervention techniques that can address both the hearing loss and cognitive changes associated with aging
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction to the Issue|
|5-20 Minutes||The Cognitive Nature of Speech Understanding|
|20-25 Minutes||The Effect of SNHL on the Incoming Signal|
|25-30 Minutes||The Cost of Cognitive Compensation for a Poor Input Signal|
|30-40 Minutes||Normal Age-Related Effects on Cognitive Processing|
|40-55 Minutes||Compensation Techniques|
|55-60 Minutes||Final Thoughts|
Don Schum, PhD
Vice President for Audiology & Professional Relations
Don Schum currently serves as Vice President for Audiology & Professional Relations for Oticon, Inc. In that capacity, Don has the responsibility to create and implement new Audiological training material, oversee the Audiological training of all employees, develop dispenser support materials and tools, conduct clinical research, and participate in national and international conferences. Previous to his position at Oticon in Somerset, Don served as the Director of Audiology for the main Oticon office in Copenhagen Denmark. In addition, he served as the Director of the Hearing Aid Lab at the University of Iowa School of Medicine (1990-1995) and as an Assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina (1988-1990). During his professional career, Don has been an active researcher in the areas of Hearing Aids, Speech Understanding, and Aging. Don received his B.S. in Speech & Hearing Science from the University of Illinois, his M.A. in Audiology from the University of Iowa, and his Ph.D. in Audiology from Louisiana State University.
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