This article describes the factors associated with communicating in acoustically challenging social situations. Part 1 of this series focuses on room acoustics, signal-to-noise ratios, and their consequences on older adults with hearing loss.
Course created on October 3, 2022
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- After this course, participants will be able to define an acoustically challenging social situation and its impact on communication for older adults with hearing loss.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the effects of signal to noise ratio on effective communication for older adults with hearing loss.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the detrimental effects of noise levels in social situations for older individuals with hearing loss.
Senior Director, Audiology, Signia
Brian Taylor, AuD is currently the senior director of audiology for Signia. He serves at editor-at-large for Hearing Health and Technology Matters, a leading professional blog, and editor of Audiology Practices, the quarterly publication of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. He is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Taylor has authored numerous peer reviewed articles and books on topics ranging from hearing aids to practice management.
Niels Søgaard Jensen
Senior Evidence and Research Specialist, Signia Denmark
Niels Søgaard Jensen received his M.Sc. degree in acoustics and psychoacoustics from the Technical University of Denmark. He has a background as research engineer in the hearing aid industry where he has done research on various topics related to hearing loss and hearing aids. In 2016 he joined WS Audiology where he holds a position as Senior Evidence and Research Specialist in Lynge, Denmark.
Financial: Niels Søgaard Jensen is an employee of Signia/WS Audiology. Non-financial: Niels Søgaard Jensen has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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