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AudiologyNOW! 2014: How To Improve Hearing Aid Sound Quality (.1 CEUs)

Recorded On: 03/27/2014

Recorded Recorded March 27, 2014 at AudiologyNOW! 2014

Duration:
1 hour

Presenter: Francis Kuk, PhD

CEUs: .1 CEUs

Who Should Attend: Anyone who dispenses hearing aids

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Program Focus: Knowledge

Learner Outcomes:
Upon completion, each participant in the eAudiology Web seminar will be able to:
1. List two possible results from a hearing aid with a low input dynamic stage
2. Distinguish the difference between interference from ultrasonics and radio frequency
3. List two perceptual advantages of using a slow acting compression algorithm

Description:
The sound quality of a hearing aid is governed by its various components and how they are integrated. It is important to know how the hearing aid handles its input, how that input is processed, and how the output is reproduced in order to appraise its fidelity. This eAudiology Web seminar will examine how each component affects sound quality. Participants will listen to sound samples processed in different manners to aid in understanding.

Francis Kuk, PhD received his PhD in Audiology from the University of Iowa in 1986. He has assumed staff and faculty positions at the University of Iowa and University of Illinois-Chicago respectively. He is currently the VP of Clinical Research at Widex. He has written and presented extensively in the area of hearing aid technology and fittings. He is also the editorial consultants for various professional journals.

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