In this course, we’ll examine the outer ear’s compliance using data from direct ear scanning and CT scans. We’ll also discuss how compliance can inform hearing aid and earmold design and modification to create a comfortable fit.
- After this course, participants will be able to give a brief explanation of how the Lantos scanning system works.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how jaw motion affects ear canal shape.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how pressure applied during scanning or impression-taking can affect ear shape.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the regions of compliance in the outer ear and ear canal.
|5-15 Minutes||How ear scanning works using the Lantos system|
|15-25 Minutes||Why should we care about ear dynamics and ear compliance?|
|25-35 Minutes||Ear dynamics with jaw motion|
|35-45 Minutes||What can we learn about compliance from comparing scans and impressions?|
|45-55 Minutes||Ear reaction to laterally-applied pressure|
Lydia Gregoret, PhD, AuD
Lydia Gregoret is a chemist/biochemist-turned-audiologist. At Lantos Technologies, she combines her creativity, research training, chemistry skills and clinical audiology experience to help advance the world's first digital ear scanning system. Before coming to Lantos, Lydia was a clinical audiologist in Boston. Prior to that, she was a tenured faculty member at the University of California, Santa Cruz in Chemistry & Biochemistry. Lydia has also taught courses at Brandeis University and at Northeastern University. She received her PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of California, San Francisco, and her AuD from Northeastern University.
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