SOMERSET, NJ March 12- Oticon Opn™ created a paradigm shift that opened up a world of sound for people with hearing loss. Now, Oticon breaks the rules again to take the open sound experience and the unique benefits of BrainHearing™ to the next level with two revolutionary new technologies that will change expectations about the possibilities of modern hearing solutions. Visit the Oticon exhibit (#1012) at the 2019 American Academy of Audiology Conference to discover how the newest technology from Oticon breaks with the traditional approach to supporting hearing loss in noise to empower people with hearing loss to experience speech understanding in difficult listening situations at the level of people with normal hearing.* Also in play at the Oticon exhibit, a new child-friendly hearing solution that improves speech understanding in simple and complex listening environments and provides access to multiple speakers, without reducing environmental sounds important to incidental learning and safety.
Visitors to the Oticon exhibit can meet the Oticon Government Services team to learn how Oticon serves the unique needs of US veterans through the Veterans Affairs Administration, Department of Defense and other federal agencies. Hearing care professionals looking for knowledge and tools to differentiate their practice, elevate their standard of care, and improve their profit and loss statement can explore tools and resources offered through Oticon Business Development, the industry’s gold standard for business support.
Quick Solutions presentations by Oticon audiologists, offered daily during exhibit hours, give conference participants an opportunity to gain knowledge and earn CEU credits. The 15-minute mini-learning modules provide insights into a variety of topics including: Improving Fitting Success with Even More Patients; Empowering Patients to Take Charge of Their Listening Needs; and A State-of-the-Art Rechargeable Solution.
Audiology students are encouraged to stop by the Oticon exhibit to learn about Oticon’s ongoing programs to help students develop skills, build professional know-how and stay on track with what is new and noteworthy in the profession.
Throughout the conference, Oticon will sponsor a number of special events:
Empowering Students Scholarship Presentation (Thursday, March 28, 11:15AM-11:30AM / Oticon Exhibit #1012)
Oticon President Gary Rosenblum will present a $25,000 donation to the American Academy of Audiology Foundation. The Oticon donation will fund five $5,000 scholarships awarded to full-time graduate students in audiology who show exceptional promise as clinical audiologists.
Marion Downs Lecture in Pediatric Audiology (Friday, March 29, 9:00–11:00 am / Room: B130)
Glenn Rall, PhD, Christen Szymanski, PhD, and Jolanta McCall, MA, MSc. will discuss Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and explore how the diagnosis may present in an audiologic clinical setting, current knowledge on the science of ASD, and strategies to assist pediatric patients with the diagnosis. Since 2005, the annual lecture series has been made possible by a grant from the Oticon Foundation.
Meet & Greet with Braden Baker, Oticon Hearing Foundation Ambassador (Thursday, March 28 during exhibit hours)
Meet 12-year-old Braden Baker, who has raised more than $100,000 to supply hearing aids to less fortunate children. The Oticon Hearing Foundation will also be accepting donations of used Oticon hearing instruments at the exhibit. Tax receipts for donations will be available.
Oticon subject experts will share new research and knowledge in a series of educational sessions:
Wednesday, March 27
Issues in Managing People with Normal Hearing, Hearing Difficulty and/or Speech-in-Noise Problems (2:15PM– 3:15PM / Room B130)
Presenter: Douglas L. Beck, AuD
Thursday, March 28
Next Generation Open Sound Experience (11:53AM – 12:15 PM/AAA Theater &1:45 PM–2:15 PM / Room IU 7)
Presenter: Dianne Senay, AuD, CCC-A
Next Level of BrainHearing™ and Upgrades to OpenSound Navigator™ (1:00PM-1:30PM / Room IU 9)
Presenters: Thomas Behrens, MS & Nicolas Le Goff, PhD
Friday, April 7
Verifit®LINK – Integrated and Automated Real-ear Measurements in Oticon Genie 2 (1:45 PM-2:15PM / Room IU 9)
Virginia Ramchandran, AuD, PhD
The Next Generation Open Sound Experience (11:53AM – 12:15PM/AAA Theater & 2:30 PM–3:00 PM / Room IU 6)
Presenter: Dianne Senay, AuD, CCC-A
Opn Works Where Children Learn and Play (2:30 PM -3:00PM / Room IU 7)
Presenter: Candace Depp, AuD, CCC-A & David Gordey, PhD
For more information on Oticon hearing solutions, including the new Oticon Opn S and Opn Play, visit www.oticon.com.
* Juul Jensen 2018, Oticon Whitepaper, Oticon Opn S1