Tag: Douglas Beck

Oticon Appoints Three New Vice Presidents

Oticon President Gary Rosenblum has announced the appointment of three new Oticon Vice Presidents: Josephine Poelma, MS, PMP to Vice President, Learning and Development; Dawn Spring, MBA to Vice President, Customer Experience; and Douglas Beck, AuD, to Vice President, Academic Sciences.

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How Might the Brain Change When We Reintroduce Sound? Interview with Anu Sharma, PhD

New research shows that after wearing professionally fit quality hearing aids, a patient’s brain may “re-organize” its auditory processing centers back towards its original state prior to the hearing loss—with corresponding gains in auditory speech perception abilities and improvements in global cognitive function, executive function, processing speed, and visual working memory performance. Anu Sharma discusses the research findings with Douglas Beck.

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Inaugural AudBoss Summit Held in Naples, Fla

About 160 private practice professionals attended the 2019 AudBoss Summit, said to be one of the field’s largest learning events dedicated solely to private practice audiologist owners, on October 2-5 at the Hilton Naples in Naples, Fla.

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Addressing the Needs of Pediatric Patients and Their Parents: An Interview with Jane Madell, PhD

Jane Madell, PhD, has been a leading figure in pediatric audiology for the past 45 years. She is an audiologist, speech-language pathologist, and LSLS auditory-verbal therapist, with degrees from Emerson College (BA) and University of Wisconsin (MA, PhD). Her experience ranges from Deaf Nursery programs to leadership positions at the League for the Hard of Hearing, Long Island College Hospital, as well as Beth Israel Medical Center/New York Eye and Ear Infirmary as director of the Hearing and Learning Center and Cochlear Implant Center.

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Addressing the Needs of Pediatric Patients and Their Parents: An Interview with Jane Madell, PhD

Jane Madell, PhD, has been a leading figure in pediatric audiology for the past 45 years. She is an audiologist, speech-language pathologist, and LSLS auditory-verbal therapist, with degrees from Emerson College (BA) and University of Wisconsin (MA, PhD). Her experience ranges from Deaf Nursery programs to leadership positions at the League for the Hard of Hearing, Long Island College Hospital, as well as Beth Israel Medical Center/New York Eye and Ear Infirmary as director of the Hearing and Learning Center and Cochlear Implant Center.

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Predicting the Intent of a Hearing Aid Wearer

The number-one desire of people with hearing loss is not to make sound louder; it’s to hear well in noise. Improving the signal-to-noise ratio in hearing aids has evolved rapidly in the last several years. The evolution now continues with new viable and pragmatic combinations of hearing aids, Internet, smartphones, multiple wireless protocols, GPS, and more, opening up entirely new avenues for truly personalized hearing care.

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