This article discusses design requirements for a natural sound reproduction in hearing aids. It describes the primary objectives of the Widex Fitting Rationale and reports the results of a double blinded benchmark test of the sound quality in Widex DREAM440.
Course created on January 15, 2014
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to describe design requirements for a natural sound reproduction in hearing aids
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to describe the main goals of the Widex Fitting rationale
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to describe how the Widex DREAM440 sound quality is assessed by hearing impaired listeners in a double blinded benchmark test.
Anders H. Jessen
Evidence Researcher, Widex Denmark
Anders Holm Jessen is an Evidence Researcher with the Widex EVIDENCE team. After obtaining his degree in Electronical Engineering with focus on signal processing and acoustics, he joined the Widex Audiological Research Department in 1999. His field of expertise covers fitting rationales and in-depth technical knowledge about hearing aid features and functions.
Team Leader R & D, Widex A/S
Lars Baekgaard is Team Leader in the Widex R&D, Denmark. He has a Master’s degree in Electronical Engineering and joined Widex in 1991 as a development engineer. He worked some years as a project manager before rejoining the R&D department in 2011 as Team Leader. His field of competence covers analog and digital signal processing, acoustics and transducers.
Hanne Pernille Andersen, PhD
product specialist and scientific writer
Hanne Pernille Andersen holds a PhD in adult language acquisition and phonetics, and has taught language acquisition, phonetics, and sociolinguistics at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She joined the Widex Audiological Research Department in 2009, where she is currently working as a product specialist and scientific writer. Ole Hau: employee of Widex
Hanne Pernille Andersen: employee of Widex
Lars Baekgaard: Financial: Lars Baekgaard is employed by Widex. Non-financial: Lars Baekgaard has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Hanne Pernille Andersen: Financial: Hanne Pernille Andersen is employed by Widex. Non-financial: Hanne Pernille Andersen has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
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