This course will describe the results of several clinical field trials of different types of frequency compression hearing aids, tested on both adults and children. We’ll review the types of signal processing and the rationales for their application. New stimuli, fitting procedures, and case studies will be described with the goal of supporting application of these procedures in clinical practice.
1. Participants will be able to describe a method of fine tuning the frequency compression using real ear measures to support an evidence-based method of hearing aid fitting.
2. Participants will be able to describe two different types of frequency compression signal processing.
3. Participants will be able to discuss real world expected benefit of frequency compression for adults and children.