Directional Hearing webinars
Sign up for our upcoming webinars on directional hearing:
Directional Microphones (Tech in 10)
- This event is scheduled for Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 11:00 am EDT
- Will discuss how e2e wireless 3.0 technology is capable of transmitting audio signals from one hearing instrument to the other in a bilateral fitting. ‘Narrow Directionality’, an enhanced binaural beamforming algorithm, and ‘Spatial SpeechFocus’, a self-steering binaural beam forming algorithm, provide benefit in challenging environments.
Learn more about our revolutionary directional hearing through these online courses:
Primax – Maximizing the Listening Experience (1-hour CEU-eligible webinar)
- This is a comprehensive overview of Signia primax, including SpeechMaster. Narrow Directionality is covered as one of the primary features of the primax platform.
- Discusses the measured benefit of Narrow Directionality for individuals with severe hearing loss.
Objective Measurements of Listening Effort (Tech in 10)
- Discusses how listening effort was objectively measured and the clinical evidence indicating SpeechMaster and EchoShield reduce listening effort.
- This text describes the clinical evaluation of the efficacy of a new hearing aid binaural beamforming algorithm — specifically, comparing the aided speech recognition of individuals with hearing loss to that of omnidirectional processing, and a second group of participants with normal hearing. Results showed that when the beamforming algorithm was used by the hearing impaired participants, there was also a significant difference between groups at two study sites, with better speech recognition performance for the hearing impaired groups fitted with the binaural beamforming hearing aids.
Binaural Hearing (Tech in 10)
- This Tech in 10 webinar discusses how binaural beamforming (specifically Narrow Directionality and Spatial SpeechFocus) enhances the three components of normal binaural hearing:
- Binaural redundancy — You hear things twice, so have two chances to “get it right.”
- Binaural squelch — The brain stem analyzes intensity and phase differences from each ear and allows desired signals to pass more readily (speech is given preference).
- Binaural directed listening — Brain focuses attention on desired signal; auditory system must localize and extract signal of interest.
- Results of two independent studies that discuss clinical proof that Signia wearers can hear speech better than people with normal hearing in noisy restaurants and cocktail party listening environments.