Directional microphone technology in hearing aids is a common method for improving hearing in noise in the near-field. This paper describes the various possible behaviors of directional microphone and how these provide benefit to the wearer, as well as some of the factors that can affect directional microphone performance and how these can be addressed.
Course created on December 16, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the difference between near- and far-field hearing situations.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the different possible characteristics of directional microphone functionality.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe some common factors that can reduce directional performance and how these can be addressed.
David James Crowhen
BSc, MAud, PG Dip Bus Admin, MNZAS
Director Phonak & Operations NZ
David Crowhen is an Audiologist at Phonak NZ. An interest in music and helping people attracted him to the profession of Audiology and he graduated with a Masters of Audiology (1st Class Hons) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 1999. After 10 years of clinical work, David joined Phonak NZ in late 2009 and has worked in various roles, most recently as the Audiology, Sales and Brand Manager. David has a special interest in advanced hearing instrument technology and the verification/validation of these features in the clinical setting.
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