Towards auditory profile-based hearing-aid fittings: Insights from the BEAR project

  • Raul Sanchez-Lopez (Co-author)
  • Mengfan Wu (Co-author)
  • Fereczkowski, M. (Co-author)
  • Sébastien Santurette (Co-author)
  • Torsten Dau (Co-author)
  • Neher, T. (Keynote speaker)

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Description

In current clinical practice, hearing aids are typically fitted based on audiometric thresholds only, even though research suggests that suprathreshold factors play a role for aided outcome, too. In 2016, the Danish ‘Better hEAring Rehabilitation’ (BEAR) project was initiated with the overall goal of improving hearing-aid rehabilitation. A focus area in that project has been the development of a method for classifying hearing-impaired listeners into four profiles capturing distinct differences in terms of audiometric hearing loss and suprathreshold hearing abilities. Additional focus areas have been the development of an auditory profile-based fitting strategy and the investigation of aided speech-in-noise outcome in those profiles. In this contribution, we will provide an overview of these research activities. Emphasis will be placed on insights gained with respect to the characterization of individual hearing losses and the translation of the resultant findings into solutions that are implementable in clinically available hearing devices.
Period27. Aug 2021
Event titleInternational Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research: The Auditory System Throughout Life - Models, Mechanisms, and Interventions
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational