The nature of sensorineural hearing loss is such that patients struggle in listening environments with multiple sources of sounds beyond the specific talker of interest. OpenSound Navigator, along with other technologies such as Speech Guard and Spatial Sound, have been developed to provide the patient with the best opportunity to effectively operate in challenging environments.
Course created on November 25, 2019
- After this course learners will be able to identify the characteristics of realistic complex listening environments.
- After this course learners will be able to identify the principles that drive speech understanding in challenging situations.
- After this course learners will be able to discuss the characteristics of OpenSound Navigator and other Oticon technologies designed to manage complex environments.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction to the Issue|
|5-15 Minutes||The Nature of Noisy Environments|
|15-30 Minutes||Traditional Processing Approaches|
|30-40 Minutes||Design of OpenSound Navigator|
|40-45 Minutes||Other Key Oticon Technologies|
|45-55 Minutes||Demonstration of Effectiveness|
|55-60 Minutes||Implications & Final Thoughts|
Vice President of Audiology
Don Schum currently serves as Vice President of Audiology 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 MA in Audiology from the University of Iowa, and his PhD in Audiology from Louisiana State University.
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