Hearing with two ears provides several binaural advantages to the listener including sound localization and a sense of balance between the ears. A new feature within the MED-EL fitting software aligns the processing delay of the cochlear implant with the hearing aid to allow bimodal recipients enhanced binaural advantages regardless of hearing aid type or style.
This course is part of the 2021 Industry Innovations Summit on AudiologyOnline.
Course created on March 19, 2021
- After this course participants will be able to list at least two benefits of binaural hearing.
- After this course the participants will be able to describe processing delay.
- After this course participants will be able to list the three components of sound.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction; Components of Sound|
|5-15 Minutes||Benefits of Binaural Hearing|
|15-20 Minutes||Aligning MED-EL cochlear implants with hearing aids|
|20-25 Minutes||Interactive discussion on bimodal hearing|
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Clinical Education Manager
Barb Foster is an audiologist with over 19 years’ experience with cochlear implants, 13 of them working directly for cochlear implant manufacturers. She currently works as the Clinical Education Manager at MED-EL Corporation and is passionate about providing unforgettable learning experiences while training on cutting edge medical technology that transforms people’s lives.
Senior Product Manager at MED-EL Inc.
Jennifer Robinson is an audiologist and the Senior Product Manager for Software at MED-EL Innsbruck Austria. Jennifer holds degrees from Purdue University and University of Louisville, along with PhD coursework completed at Northwestern University. Her career has included industry experience in product pipeline management and audiological research work at GN Resound, clinical research at two other hearing aid manufacturers, as well as a number of years in clinical practice as an audiologist in the USA. She has authored several publications on hearing aid fitting and algorithms, as well as delivered numerous presentations on hearing aids, fitting, effects of hearing loss, fitting algorithms, noise reduction systems, and validation techniques.
Barbara Foster: Financial: Barbara Foster is employed by MED-EL. Non-financial: Barbara Foster has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by MED-EL in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on MED-EL products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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