Month: April 2013

Interview with Jennifer McGlothlin, Moment Maker Grant Winner

Earlier this month, we announced the winner of our very first Moment Maker Grant – Jennifer McGlothlin, Au.D, of Elite Audiology & Hearing Care in Mt Juliet, TN.  We interviewed Jennifer to learn how she got started in audiology and her plans for the future. How did you first become interested in the field of …

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Device-to-Device Decisions for Hearing Instruments

Wireless communication between bilaterally fitted hearing instruments takes many different forms. The main goal at ReSound has been to provide the brain with binaural information that allows the auditory system to choose the signal of interest and fuse the signal into a single experience. This empowers the listener instead of the hearing instrument on signal …

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Making the Most of Music with ReSound DFS Ultra Music Mode

For the audiophile, hearing aids often fall short of expectations for reproducing music. Audiologists fitting musicians or music-lovers need to understand the tools available to limit any negative impact on the musical signal. In this way the highest fidelity reproduction of sound quality can be achieved. ReSound’s Tamara Stender, Au.D. and Steve Hallenbeck, Au.D. discussed …

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Binaural Fusion by ReSound: Technology Optimized as Nature Intended

ReSound’s Tamara Stender, Au.D., Erica Koehler, Au.D., Snehal Kulkarni, Au.D., & Rena Appleby, Au.D.  discussed Binaural Fusion at AudiologyNOW! Binaural Fusion is a new, revolutionary approach to hearing instrument signal processing. Taking advantage of wireless information exchange between the hearing instruments, it optimizes the signal while allowing for patient intent of the signal of interest. …

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The Evolution of Directionality: Omni to Binaural

Providing excellent speech intelligibility in noise continues to be a challenge for hearing instrument manufacturers. Directional technology has come a long way from omnidirectional processing to Binaural Directionality that uses automatic microphone steering strategies to facilitate true binaural processing in the brain. Resound’s Erica Koehler, AuD and Snehal Kulkarni, AuD delivered a presentation at this …

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Mild Misnomer: Diverse Needs for Mild Hearing Impairment

Mild hearing losses are clouded by the misnomer used to classify these levels of hearing impairment. The term ‘mild’ suggests little to no experienced impairment or handicap, resulting in a low priority for rehabilitation and amplification of the hearing-impaired individual, the consequences of which can be severe. ReSound’s Charlotte T. Jespersen, M.A. and Kimi N. …

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