A New Approach to Attacking the Noise Problem: Effective and effortless speech understanding continues to be the biggest unmet need of those with hearing loss. Powered by the new Velox platform, Open Sound Navigator represents a dramatic step up in the use of signal processing to provide the brain the best information needed to successfully understand speech in complex listing situations. Going well beyond the principles and performance of traditional directionality and noise reduction, but without the compromises of beamforming, Open Sound Navigator is the best example of the Oticon BrainHearing Approach in action.
The BrainHearing™ Benefit for the Patient: Speech understanding is so much more than recognizing individual words. It encompasses the broad range of cognitive processes that are involved when humans have a conversation. The design of OpenSound Navigator, along with BrainHearingTM technologies in Oticon Opn have been demonstrated to not just improve word recognition, but to also reduce the cognitive load on the brain, freeing the listener to process the spoken signal at a deeper level. In this talk, we will describe the effects of Oticon Opn on speech understanding, listening effort and the ability to recall what was just said.
Course created on June 30, 2016
- After this course learners will be able to explain how the principles of noise treatment used in OpenSound Navigator are different than traditional directionality and noise reduction approaches.
- After this course learners will be able to explain how speech can be differentiated from non-speech signals.
- After this course learners will be able to explain how pupillometry can be used to measure the load on the brain.
- After this course learners will be able to explain how dual task memory testing can measure the depth of cognitive processing.
|5-35 Minutes||Attacking the Noise Problem|
Vice President, Audiology and 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.
Manager for Audiology & Algorithms
Thomas Behrens, MScEE, BBA, is the Head of Audiology and Director for the Centre for Applied Audiology Research at Oticon Global headquarters in Denmark. He is responsible for clinical research, professional communication and definition of the audiology in new products for Oticon. The Centre is typically involved in 15 research projects globally on an ongoing basis. Prior to this, Thomas spent 10 years as Researcher and Project Manager at the Oticon Research Centre, Eriksholm. Thomas' areas of expertise in particular are spatial hearing, signal processing for hearing aids, technical audiology, outcome measures and methods for laboratory as well as field trials. Thomas has a master degree in Applied Signal Processing and a bachelor degree in Business Administration.
Thomas Behrens: Financial: Thomas Behrens is employed by Oticon. Non-financial: Thomas Behrens has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
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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