In this course we will discuss how the listener decides how much effort to expend to understand speech in challenging environments – as long as the listener achieves success, effort is given. We will examine new data that demonstrates how the effective technologies in Oticon Opn can expand the range of situations in which listeners are willing to try to understand conversations. These findings will then be discussed in terms of implications for long term cognitive health.
Course created on April 11, 2018
- After this course learners will be able to explain why listening effort is under control of the listener.
- After this course learners will be able to explain how Open Sound Navigator leads to listeners expending effort to understand at significantly lower signal to noise ratios.
- After this course learners will be able to explain how effective environmental signal processing can allow more frequent social interactions for older individuals with hearing loss, an important element of long-term cognitive health.
|0-5 Minutes||Overview of the Course|
|5-15 Minutes||The Concept of Listening Effort|
|15-25 Minutes||Measure Effort|
|25-30 Minutes||Review of OpenSound Navigator|
|30-40 Minutes||OpenSound Navigator and Effort|
|40-50 Minutes||Social Engagement and Cognitive Health|
|50-55 Minutes||Hearing Fitness Tracker|
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.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Oticon in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Oticon products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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