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Own Voice Processing Has People Talking More

Hearing Review

The study described in this article shows that when new users were fitted with Own Voice Processing (OVP), increased communication was self-reported in 75 of the 96 communication settings (78%) they nominated (via COSI). Only 4 of the 32 participants did not report increased communication in at least 1 of the 3 situations selected.

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Thomas A. Powers, Ph.D.

Thomas A. Powers, Ph.D., is the Managing Member of Powers Consulting, LLC, providing management consulting to the hearing health industry.   Dr. Powers serves an expert audiology consultant for the Better Hearing Institute, and as a Senior Consultant for Sivantos, Inc. Dr. Powers received his B.S. from the State University of New York at Geneseo, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Audiology from Ohio University.  He began his career as a partner in an Audiology private practice, and has over 35 years of experience in the hearing health care industry. Prior to his current role, Dr. Powers was Vice-President, Government Services and Professional Relations for Sivantos, Inc.

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D. Bradley Davis, Au.D.

Dr. Davis is an educator and clinical audiologist at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock/University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences specializing in hearing instrument fitting and aural rehabilitation.  He received his Au.D. from Salus University in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.

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Dirk Apel, BA

Dirk Apel is the Head of Enhanced Consumer Experience Segment within the Sivantos Group. He is responsible for patient-facing apps as well as TeleCare and aims to provide good solution which benefit hearing care professionals as well as hearing aid wearers. Dirk Apel joined Sivantos in 2012, holding various positions within Product Management and Marketing since then and has 10 years of experience relating to software in the medical field.

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Amyn M. Amlani, PhD

Dr. Amlani is Professor and Chair in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology in the consortium program between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.