Hearing aids are primarily designed to amplify speech and can miss the mark when it comes to music, since music has different spectral and loudness characteristics than speech. This course examines how SmartMusic Pro, a new listening program offered in products on the Extend platform, improves the amplification of music compared to previously offered programs.
Course created on October 29, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the differences between speech signals and music signals.
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss the main elements that comprise SmartMusic Pro.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to program existing and new Radiant hearing aids with the new SmartMusic Pro feature using the EXPRESSfit® Pro 2021.2 fitting software.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction & Health benefits of music|
|5-10 Minutes||Crossroads of music, hearing loss and hearing aids|
|10-20 Minutes||Sonic SmartMusic Pro – A new solution for the amplification of music|
|20-25 Minutes||Programming options in the EXPRESSfit® Pro fitting software|
Senior Global Product Manager
Scott Bunnell is the Senior Global Product Manager at Sonic and is responsible for the management of all products offered in the US, including participation in the product launch process, product training, marketing and day to day support. Scott received his Master’s degree in Audiology from the University of Minnesota and his Audiology Doctorate from the University of Florida. Prior to coming to Sonic he worked clinically in a hospital setting specializing in amplification and vestibular testing.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Sonic in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Sonic products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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