The Velox Platform: What did it take?In order to create the best possible solutions for those with hearing loss, Oticon is committed to building all of our digital platforms from the ground up. The commitment allows for the creation of game changing solutions like Oticon Opn. Designing and building the new Velox platform required an unprecedented commitment of people and financial resources. This panel of experts from the Oticon home office in Denmark will describe exactly what it took to bring Oticon Open to creation.
Field Trial Insights - Motivating ConsumersThis session will present results and findings from the patient group who participated in a recent field trial with the new premium hearing instrument, Oticon Opn. Examples of how the new technologies and their benefits were conveyed to consumers will be given, with particular attention to the ideas that were most motivating for individuals to take action.
Course created on June 30, 2016
- After this course learners will be able to explain the state of the art approaches that were used in the design of the Velox platform.
- After this course learners will be able to describe the magnitude of resources needed to create a new platform.
- After this course learners will be able to describe the benefits of the new technologies in Oticon Opn that patients can expect to experience.
- After this course learners will be able to explain how to apply new clinical knowledge to their fittings of premium hearing instruments.
|5-30 Minutes||Velox Platform Panel Discussion|
|30-55 Minutes||Field Trial Insights|
Don Schum, PhD
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.
Finn Mohring, BScEE
Finn Möhring, BScEE, is Vice President for Hearing Instruments Research & Development of Oticon A/S, which is the organization that develops the products and technologies for Oticon. The organization has locations in Denmark, Poland, and Switzerland. Finn has more than 25 years of experience within mobile communications and R&D. He joined Oticon in 2010 after spending 18 years in Nokia where he worked on building and supporting mobile networks for European operators followed by a position as Vice President for Nokia’s Devices Quality and Delivery organization. Finn holds a degree from the Technical University of Denmark from 1987 and lives in Copenhagen.
Peter Petersen, PhD
Peter R. E. Petersen, PhD, is Program Manager heading the Connectivity Program for Oticon, Bernafon and Sonic. He has end-to-end responsibility for the development and delivery of connectivity products and apps from definition through introduction into production to product launch. Peter has more than 15 years of experience within product development and R&D. He joined Oticon in 2008. Prior to that, he worked as consultant and in a high-tech start-up. Peter holds a Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from the Technical University of Denmark.
Nicolas Le Goff, PhD
Nicolas Le Goff, PhD, is a Senior Researcher at Oticon and he has been the Project Leader on Research for Benefits of Oticon Opn and has driven the development of the audiology of the OpenSound Navigator. He has a PhD in Psychoacoustics from the Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Jim Kothe, MS
Jim Kothe, MS, is Vice President, Sales for Oticon, Inc. and an audiologist with more than 30 years of experience in hearing care. He began his career in private practice and has spent the last 25 years on the manufacturer’s side of the hearing care profession, with experience in sales, training and project management.
Finn Mohring: Financial: Finn Mohring is employed by Oticon. Non-financial: Finn Mohring has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Peter Petersen: Financial: Peter Petersen is employed by Oticon. Non-financial: Peter Petersen has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Nicolas Le Goff: Financial: Nicolas Le Goff is employed by Oticon. Non-financial: Nicolas Le Goff has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Jim Kothe: Financial: Jim Kothe is employed by Oticon. Non-financial: Jim Kothe 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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