This course will describe and demonstrate the directional microphone verification technology available in Audioscan's Verifit equipment. Audioscan's unique FFT/ multiple input stimulus directional test model is featured and both test box and on-ear directional mic tests are described.
Course created on December 8, 2020
- After this course learners will be able to explain how to verify the directional microphone function of any modern hearing instrument using the Verifit and/or Verifit 2 test box.
- After this course learners will be able to explain how to trouble-shoot certain unexpected directional mic results.
- After this course learners will be able to describe some special considerations associated with doing directional mic tests on-ear.
|5-15 Minutes||Directional mic design and testing history|
|15-20 Minutes||Quantifying directional mic advantages|
|20-25 Minutes||Audioscan directional mic testing hardware and test signals|
|25-35 Minutes||Video and graphic demonstrations of several directional mic test results|
|35-45 Minutes||Directional measurement troubleshooting|
|45-55 Minutes||On-Ear directional test considerations|
|55-60 Minutes||Q and A, Summary|
Senior Audiology Consultant
David J. Smriga is the senior audiology consultant for Audioscan, a division of Etymonic Design, Inc., a major manufacturer of hearing instrument verification and fitting equipment. Mr. Smriga received his master’s degree in audiology from Northern Illinois University in 1976. During his subsequent career, Mr. Smriga has held positions in both clinical and research audiology at the Health Sciences Center In Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba Medical School, as well as senior management positions in sales, marketing, product management and public relations for some of the industry’s leading hearing instrument manufacturing firms. Mr. Smriga has conducted over 600 lectures in North America and in Europe, and has authored over sixty publications including two chapters in the textbook “Audiology Treatment” third edition. For the last nineteen years, Mr. Smriga has been Audioscan’s chief lecturer on the use of real-ear measurement technology and audibility-based fitting strategies.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Audioscan in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Audioscan products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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