This text addresses the Hearing Profile, a novel hearing aid fitting based on objective and subjective hearing related factors additional to the audiogram, which influence the choice of hearing aid settings. The results from two verification studies showing the benefit of the Hearing Profile for hearing impaired patients are shown and discussed.
Course created on July 17, 2017
- After this course learners will be able to list individual factors influencing the benefit of a hearing aid fitting.
- After this course learners will be able to describe how the Hearing Profile fitting is realized in Connexx software.
- After this course learners will be able to describe the benefit offered by the Hearing Profile fitting.
Maja Serman is a scientific audiologist at Sivantos GmbH. Her tasks include the development and optimisation of hearing aids related algorithms as well as clinical trials design. She has a diploma in engineering and a PhD in computational modelling of auditory processes. Ms. Serman was a guest researcher at the University of Bordeaux where she was involved in research on binaural hearing and auditory memory.
Rosa-Linde Fischer is a scientific audiologist at Sivantos GmbH. She specializes in research and optimization of hearing aid algorithms and gain prescriptions. She received her Ph.D. in Psychoacoustics from the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. Prior to joining Sivantos in 2011, Dr. Fischer worked as a clinical audiologist.
Manager & Editor of Scientific Marketing, Sivantos Inc.
Rebecca Herbig, AuD, is Manager & Editor of Scientific Marketing for Signia USA. She previously spent five years with Signia (then Siemens Audiology Solutions) in Germany and prior to that worked as a clinical audiologist in northern Virginia. Rebecca earned her BS in Audiology from the University of Texas in Dallas and an AuD from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.
Ronny Hannemann, PhD, is a scientific audiologist at Sivantos GmbH since 2009. He specializes in research and optimization of hearing aid algorithms and gain prescriptions. He received his PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Konstanz, Germany.
Rosa-Linde Fischer: Financial: Rosa-Linde Fischer is employed by Sivantos GmbH. Non-Financial: Rosa-Linde Fischer has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Rebecca Herbig: Financial: Rebecca Herbig is employed by Signia. Non-financial: Rebecca Herbig has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Ronny Hannemann: Financial: Ronny Hannemann is employed by Sivantos GmbH. Ronny Hannemann has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Signia/Siemens in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Signia/Siemens products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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