An important component of a successful hearing aid fitting is providing patients with a natural sounding own voice. Attempts to meet this goal have included gain reduction and/or increased venting, but at the expense of audibility and signal processing in noise. This webinar presents research findings using Signia’s new Own Voice Processing, demonstrating benefits for maintaining own-voice naturalness with both open and closed fittings, and for different fitting rationales while preserving the benefits of directional-microphone and noise-reduction signal processing.
Course created on May 21, 2019
- After this course learners will be able to describe the requirements and process for calibrating OVP.
- After this course learners will be able to describe the benefits of OVP using varied couplings and/or prescriptive methods.
- After this course learners will be able to describe wearer satisfaction with OVP activated compared to competitive products without OVP.
|5-15 Minutes||Own voice issue causes & solutions|
|15-20 Minutes||Calibrating OVP|
|20-55 Minutes||Clinical findings of OVP benefit|
Catherine Jons, AuD
Dr. Catherine Jons is an Educational Specialist with Signia She is responsible for training customers and staff on existing and new developments in the areas of technology, products, and software. She brings with her more than 25 years of successful programming experience and disseminates this knowledge to facilitate positive patient outcomes. Training forums include office, university, regional, and state meetings in the U.S. and overseas. Catherine’s online training responsibilities include conducting customer and staff webinars, virtual sessions, and writing articles for HearingAids.com. Additionally, she has published peer-reviewed articles in the area of amplification. Catherine received her doctorate in Audiology from Central Michigan University, master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and bachelor’s from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Catherine previously worked at the University of Minnesota Medical Center as a clinical audiologist and coordinator of the Hearing-Aid Program for more than 20 years. She also worked clinically at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital where she concentrated on the area of amplification.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Signia in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Signia products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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