There are three components of sound, frequency, intensity and timing. When ears are receiving sound differently, as in a bimodal listening situation with a cochlear implant patient, it’s important to match all three components giving bimodal patients improved opportunities for hearing in noise, localizing sounds and feeling more balanced overall.
Course created on March 1, 2021
- After this course, learners will be able to describe at least two advantages of binaural hearing.
- After this course, learners will be able to define processing delay.
- After this course, learners will be able to list the three components of sound.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction to Binaural and Bimodal Hearing|
|5-15 Minutes||Three components of Sound|
|15-45 Minutes||Research and results with Cochlear Implant bimodal recipients|
|45-55 Minutes||Benefits of Bimodal processing match|
|55-60 Minutes||Q & A|
AuD CCC-A, FAAA
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.
Stefan Zirn is a Professor for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Germany. He holds a Dipl.-Ing. degree from the University of Freiburg. After completing his studies, he worked for the MED-EL company as an engineer. Following this, he changed to the University of Munich and worked in the field of CI treatment and did his doctorate at the same time. After working as a post doc at the University of Freiburg, he was offered a professorship at the University of Applied Sciences Offenburg in 2015. He authored several publications on experimental CI research and auditory evoked potentials. Since 2014, he has been working on the topic of optimizing bimodal fitting with CI and hearing aid by adjusting the timing of stimulation of both modalities.
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.
Stefan Zirn: Financial: Stefan Zirn is employed by the University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Germany. He has received a grant from MED-EL for bimodal research. Non-financial: Stefan Zirn has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Jennifer Robinson is employed by MED-EL Corporation. Non-Financial: Jennifer Robinson 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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