This text-based course reviews the common issue of hearing aid wearers perceiving their own voice as unnatural when wearing hearing aids. Findings from a recent study evaluating a new algorithm to address this issue available in Signia Nx hearing aids, Own Voice Processing (OVP), are discussed.
Course created on April 30, 2018
- After this course learners will be able to describe why own voice is an issue for hearing aid wearers.
- After this course learners will be able to describe how Signia Nx Own Voice Processing (OVP) works.
- After this course learners will be able to describe the validation study conducted with OVP.
Head of Global Marketing Audiology, Sivantos
Dr. Matthias Froehlich is head of Marketing Audiology within Strategic Platform and Brand Management of Sivantos group, based in Erlangen, Germany. In this role, he is responsible for the definition and communication of the audiological benefit of new hearing instrument platforms. Dr. Froehlich joined Siemens Audiology group in 2002, holding various positions in Research and Development, Product Management, and Marketing since then. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Goettingen University, Germany.
Thomas A. Powers
Thomas A. Powers, Ph.D., is the Managing Member of Powers Consulting, LLC, providing management consulting to the hearing health industry. Dr. Powers serves an expert audiology consultant for the Better Hearing Institute, and as a Senior Consultant for Sivantos, Inc. Dr. Powers received his B.S. from the State University of New York at Geneseo, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Audiology from Ohio University. He began his career as a partner in an Audiology private practice, and has over 35 years of experience in the hearing health care industry. Prior to his current role, Dr. Powers was Vice-President, Government Services and Professional Relations for Sivantos, Inc.
Director, Product Management, Signia
Dr. Eric Branda is an Audiologist and Director of Product Management for Signia in the USA. For nearly 20 years, Eric has provided audiological, technical and product training support around the globe. He specializes in bringing new product innovations to market, helping Signia fulfill its goal of creating advanced hearing solutions for all types and degrees of hearing loss. Dr. Branda received his PhD from Salus University, his AuD from the Arizona School of Health Sciences and his Master’s degree in Audiology from the University of Akron.
Professor and Co-Graduate Coordinator, Audiology
Dr. Jennifer “Jenny” Weber is Professor of Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences (ASLS) at the University of Northern Colorado. Her areas of interest include amplification and diagnostic, pediatric, and animal audiology. She serves as Audiology Graduate Coordinator at UNC.
Thomas Powers: Financial: Thomas Powers is the Managing Member of Powers Consulting, LLC. He is an Asst. Professor at Salus University. Dr. Powers serves an expert audiology consultant for the Better Hearing Institute, and as a Senior Consultant for Sivantos, Inc. Non-financial: Thomas Powers has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Eric Branda: Financial: Eric Branda is employed by Sivantos. Non-financial: Eric Branda has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jennifer Weber: Financial: Jennifer Weber is employed by the University of Northern Colorado. Non-financial: Jennifer Weber has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Signia in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Signia products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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