This course reviews the issues surrounding the understanding of speech in background noise and how hearing instruments and fitting procedures can be used to help solve this problem. New and innovative hearing aid processing is discussed.
Course created on August 14, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to describe why background noise can impact speech understanding and patient-specific contributing factors.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the common levels of background noise and how this impacts speech understanding.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the improvements in satisfaction for understanding speech in background noise when hearing aids are used.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe four different fitting issues that need to be attended to in order to ensure maximum benefit for understanding speech in background noise.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe three recent hearing aid innovations that have helped speech understanding in background noise.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the advantages of split-band dual-stream processing.
Brian Taylor is a Doctor of Audiology and Senior Director of Audiology for Signia. He is also the editor of Audiology Practices, a quarterly journal of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, editor-at-large for Hearing Health and Technology Matters and adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Taylor has authored several peer reviewed articles and textbooks and is a highly sought out lecturer. Brian has nearly 30 years of experience as both a clinician, business manager and university instructor.
H. Gustav Mueller
Dr. H. Gustav Mueller holds faculty positions with Vanderbilt University, the University of Northern Colorado and Rush University. He is a consultant for WSAudiology and Contributing Editor for AudiologyOnline, where he has the monthly column “20Q With Gus.” Dr. Mueller is a Founder of the American Academy of Audiology and a Fellow of the American Speech and Hearing Association. He has co-authored over ten books on hearing aids and hearing aid fitting, including the recent three-volume Modern Hearing Aids series, and the clinical text on Speech Mapping and Probe Microphone Measures.
Financial: Gus Mueller is a consultant for WSAudiology. He has co-authored over ten books on hearing aids and hearing aid fitting. Non-financial: Gus Mueller 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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