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Widex Nordic Audiological Summit 2018

Gary Holland, Independent Audiology Consultant

AUDIOLOGY AND COGNITION – JOINING THE DOTS

As people are living longer, audiologists will see an increasing number of patients who may be experiencing symptoms of mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

To provide the highest levels of service for our older patients, audiologists should include cognitive screening as part of the initial assessment. Through his independent work as an audiological consultant, Gary Holland will discuss a simple-to-use screening tool that is freely available for any health care practitioner to use in their practice.

Gary Holland has worked as an audiologist for over 40 years and has won several awards for his work, including the AIHHP Recognition Award for Outstanding Services to Audiology.

Lise Henningsen, Director, Audiology and Professional Programs

EFFORTLESS HEARING - A new paradigm for hearing aid design

Providing effortless hearing goes well beyond setting gain and output against a generic target.

Modern hearing aid technology strives to resolve listening and hearing challenges in a variety of listening environments with different levels of complexity.

An important aspect is listening effort. We must ensure that the user of our devices has the best possible premise for living life to the fullest using the least effort to hear.

Marianne Levinsen, Researcher

TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE OF HEARING

Eventhough the hearing care industry is characterized by a high level of technology, there is still room for improvement in the way of organizingthe fitting, counselling and individual communication tools of the future.

A new reality with technologies and possibilities such as Artificial Intelligence can and will improve life for those with hearing problems. Get a taste of what the future of communication and hearing impairment could be.