The role of amplification on cognition and general well-being of the wearer is increasingly recognized, but the role of specific hearing aid features in this process is also important, as processing features of hearing aids could affect the ease of understanding. In this seminar, Dr. Kuk will use a cognitive model to explain why processing delay on a hearing aid could affect the user’s experience with amplification.
Course created on March 15, 2021
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- After this course, participants will be able to describe the role of auditory scene analysis in the processing of sound.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the Envelope Following Response (EFR).
- After this course, participants will be able to list the benefits of a more synchronized EFR.
|0-20 Minutes||Introduction, explain the cognitive model of auditory scene analysis|
|20-40 Minutes||Explain the affects of hearing aid features and processing delay on ease of listening|
|40-60 Minutes||Explain how the effect of processing delay can be measured (EFR) and benefits of short delay times (PureSoundTM)|
VP Clinical Research, Widex
Francis Kuk, Ph.D. received his PhD in Audiology from the University of Iowa in 1986. He has assumed a research scientist and hearing aid clinic director position at the University of Iowa department of Otolaryngology and a faculty position at the University of Illinois-Chicago. He has been active in the hearing aid industry since 1994 where he served committee roles in various industry associations and interacted with government bodies including the FDA. He is currently the VP of Clinical Research at ORCA-USA of WS Audiology where his primary roles include clinical research, knowledge dissemination and strategic planning. He has written and presented extensively in the area of hearing aid technology and fittings with over 200 book chapters and articles (peer and non-peer reviewed). He is the editorial consultants for several major professional journals in the field of Audiology. He is also on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the American Auditory Society (AAS).
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