Dr Douglas Beck
Dr Douglas Beck
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The largest complaint from people with hearing loss, people with suprathreshold listening disorders and from people wearing traditional hearing aids, is their inability to understand speech in noise (SIN). This webinar focuses on the pragmatics and importance of measuring Speech-in-Noise (SIN) ability. Of note, SIN ability is measured using the 'SNR-50'. The SNR-50 will be defined as the signal-to-noise ratio required to achieve 50% correct word recognition scores, in a background of four-talker babble. The SNR-50 was advocated as a pivotal factor and a guidepost in aural rehabilitation.
Dr Douglas Beck will address how digital noise reduction (DNR) and directional microphones have performed with respect to the SNR-50, and address various remote microphone technologies, to help select and manage the most effective solution based on the specific problems the patient experiences.
Dr Douglas Beck is a highly influential academic and opinion leader. He earned his masters degree at the University of Buffalo (1984) and his doctorate from the University of Florida. His career began in Los Angeles at the House Ear Institute in cochlear implant research and intraoperative cranial nerve monitoring. By 1988, he was Director of Audiology at Saint Louis University. Eight years later he co-founded a multi-office dispensing practice in St Louis. In 1999, he became President and Editor- In-Chief of AudiologyOnline.com, SpeechPathology.com and HealthyHearing.com.