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Perception of Own Voice Wearing Hearing Aids: Why "Natural" is the New Normal

AudiologyOnline

The study described in this article shows that OVP is appropriate for both open and closed fittings, and for different fitting rationales. In many cases, in particular open fittings, when asked about how their own voice sounds, patients will often say “okay.”  In the past, this may have been a satisfactory answer. This study shows that even when the patient says “okay,”  implementing OVP might change that response to “excellent”.

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Matthias Fröhlich, Ph.D.

Dr. Matthias Froehlich is head of product management platforms and audiology for Sivantos in Erlangen Germany. He is responsible for the definition and validation of the audiological benefit of new hearing instrument platforms. Dr. Froehlich joined Siemens Audiology Group in 2002, holding various positions in R&D and Product Management since then. He received his PhD in physics from Goettingen University, Germany.

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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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Eric Branda, Au.D.

Dr. Branda is an audiologist and director of product management for Sivantos, Inc. 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 Doctor of Audiology degree from the Arizona School of Health Sciences and his master’s degree in audiology from the University of Akron.

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Jennifer Weber, Au.D.

Dr. Jennifer “Jenny” Weber is Professor of Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences (ASLS) at the University of Northern Colorado.  Her areas of interest include amplification and diagnostic, pediatric, and animal audiology. She serves as Audiology Graduate Coordinator at UNC.