This podcast will discuss how Signia hearing aids use beamforming to achieve directionality. Signia's Motion Sensor technology will also be discussed.
Course created on August 25, 2020
- After this course learners will be able to identify the characteristics of directional technology.
- After this course learners will be able to describe differences in how directional technology is applied in the hearing aid industry.
- After this course learners will be able to identify patient benefits of beamforming technology.
|Overview of the evolution of directional microphone technology
|Discussion of beamforming technology and it’s advantages
|Discussion of benefits of beamforming technology
Senior Director of Audiology
Dr. Eric Branda is the Senior Director of Audiology for Signia. For over 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.
Sr. Manager, Clinical Education Team
Dr. Klop is a Senior Manager of the Clinical Education Team for Signia. She is responsible for the support and on-going training of the Signia Educational Specialists and for creating new and innovative training methods to enhance customer service. She is responsible for training customers and sales staff on the company’s current technology and products. She conducts training sessions in customers’ offices, remotely, via webinars, and at regional and national events. Areas of expertise include hearing assistive technology and the fitting of kids and teens. Prior to joining Signia (then Siemens Hearing Instruments) in 2012, she operated a private dispensing practice for 6 years. Other clinical experience includes hospital, ENT, and non-profit clinics. Lisa obtained her doctorate degree in Audiology from Central Michigan University in 2005.
Lisa Klop: Financial: Lisa Klop is employed by Signia. Non-financial: Lisa Klop 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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