Dynamic Soundscape Processing: Research Supporting Patient Benefit

Audiology Online

Signia Xperience takes the next step in designing hearing aid technology that “thinks” the way the listener thinks, and automatically adjusts processing accordingly. Study data reveal significantly better speech understanding for speech from the sides, both when stationary and when moving.  Speech-in-noise recognition research shows that the new Dynamic Soundscape Processing does not reduce the effectiveness of Narrow Directionality for speech coming from the front. And finally, real-world data reveal highly satisfactory environmental awareness, and higher overall user satisfaction ratings than have been obtained in published large-scale surveys.

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Matthias Fröhlich, Ph.D.

Dr. Matthias Froehlich is global audiology strategy expert for WS Audiology in Erlangen Germany. He is responsible for the definition and validation of the audiological benefit of new hearing instrument platforms. Dr. Froehlich joined WS Audiology (then Siemens Audiology Group) in 2002, holding various positions in R&D, Product Management, and Marketing since then. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Goettingen University, Germany.

Katja Freels, Dipl.-Ing.

Ms. Freels has been a research and development audiologist at WS Audiology in Erlangen Germany since 2008. Her main responsibilities include the coordination of clinical studies and research projects. Prior to joining WS Audiology (then Siemens Audiology Group), Ms. Freels worked as a dispensing audiologist. She studied Hearing Technology and Audiology at the University of Applied Sciences in Oldenburg, Germany.

Eric Branda, AuD, PhD

Dr. Eric Branda is an Audiologist and Director of Research Audiology for Sivantos in the USA. For over 20 years, Eric has provided audiological, technical and product training support around the globe. He specializes in bringing new product innovations to market, helping Sivantos fulfill its goal of creating advanced hearing solutions for all types and degrees of hearing loss. Dr. Branda received his PhD from Salus University, his AuD from the Arizona School of Health Sciences and his Master’s degree in Audiology from the University of Akron.