Survey data as well as analysis of the most frequently-asked questions to the Technical Support team at Phonak indicate that individuals with hearing loss particularly struggle when watching television, and there are currently no clear recommendations or guidelines for how hearing care providers can address this topic. An extensive survey as well as multiple independent TV studies were completed at PARC to begin answering questions around TV listening. The findings serve as a first step in learning more about how the topic of TV listening can be better understood and addressed for individuals with hearing loss.
Course created on May 8, 2017
- After this course learners will be able to explain the importance of TV listening for hearing aid users.
- After this course learners will be able to identify why TV listening is difficult for hearing aid users.
- After this course learners will be able to describe how TV listening for hearing aid users was tested in three experiments, the outcomes of those studies, and their implications for hearing care providers.
|5-15 Minutes||Why TV understanding is difficult for hearing aid users|
|15-35 Minutes||Hearing Aid Survey - Does TV Listening Matter?|
|35-45 Minutes||TV Listening Experiment 1 - results and implications|
|45-55 Minutes||TV Listening Experiments 2 and 3 - results and implications|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q and A|
Lori Rakita, AuD, is a clinical research manager with the Phonak Audiology Research Center. She has managed a significant program of research including extensive technical assessments to participant testing to improve the application, evidence basis and clinical support of Phonak products. Lori received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Doctorate of Audiology from Washington University, St. Louis.
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