Sound quality is a key factor for user acceptance, particularly to overcome any potential initial concerns, and to facilitate accommodation to the new hearing aids. Various hearing aid features can contribute to achieve outstanding sound quality.
Course created on November 27, 2017
- After this course learners will be able to identify different key features of hearing aid processing that contribute to sound quality.
- After this course learners will be able to differentiate between sound quality and audibility/speech understanding as contributing factors to initial and long term acceptance.
- After this course learners will be able to identify speech recognition improvement that can be obtained with the Nx platform.
- After this course learners will be able to relate results of recent studies on different aspects of sound quality to reference data.
Head of Global Marketing Audiology, Sivantos
Dr. Matthias Froehlich is head of Marketing Audiology within Strategic Platform and Brand Management of Sivantos group, based in Erlangen, Germany. In this role, he is responsible for the definition and communication of the audiological benefit of new hearing instrument platforms. Dr. Froehlich joined Siemens Audiology group in 2002, holding various positions in Research and Development, Product Management, and Marketing since then. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Goettingen University, Germany.
Thomas A. Powers
Thomas A. Powers, Ph.D., is the Managing Member of Powers Consulting, LLC, providing management consulting to the hearing health industry. Dr. Powers serves an expert audiology consultant for the Better Hearing Institute, and as a Senior Consultant for Sivantos, Inc. Dr. Powers received his B.S. from the State University of New York at Geneseo, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Audiology from Ohio University. He began his career as a partner in an Audiology private practice, and has over 35 years of experience in the hearing health care industry. Prior to his current role, Dr. Powers was Vice-President, Government Services and Professional Relations for Sivantos, Inc.
Thomas Powers: Financial: Thomas Powers is the Managing Member of Powers Consulting, LLC. Dr. Powers serves an expert audiology consultant for the Better Hearing Institute, and as a Senior Consultant for Sivantos, Inc. Non-financial: Thomas Powers has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Signia/Siemens in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Signia/Siemens products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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