Watching television or movies at home is a very common leisure activity for adults. Yet, people with hearing loss often struggle to hear the television. This presentation will discuss the importance of television or movie viewing and will offer some evidence-based solutions for improving the television viewing experience for adults with hearing loss.
Course created on August 31, 2022
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- After this course, participants will be able to summarize the importance of television and movie viewing as a leisure activity.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe factors that affect the television viewing experience for people with normal hearing or hearing loss.
- After this course, participants will be able to give examples of two clinical recommendations for people with hearing loss who report difficulty listening to the television.
|5-30 Minutes||Importance of television and why it’s difficult to understand|
|30-55 Minutes||Solutions for improving television/ movie viewing|
Erin Picou, AuD, PhD, is an associate professor at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences in Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She currently directs the Hearing and Affect Perception Interest (HAPI) laboratory, which is funded through a variety of industry and federal funding sources. Her research interests are primarily related to hearing aid technologies for adults and children, with a specific focus on speech recognition, listening effort, and emotional responses to sound. Erin is currently serving as section editor for the American Journal of Audiology and also Ear and Hearing. In addition to her research activities, Erin is involved with teaching and mentoring AuD and PhD students at Vanderbilt.
Haiping Huang, AuD, is a PhD student in the department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University. He has been working in the Dan Maddox and HAPI laboratories since joining Vanderbilt as an AuD student. His research interests focus on listening effort and emotion perception for adults with hearing loss.
Financial: Haiping Huang has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Non-financial: Haiping Huang has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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