Hearing Across the Lifespan (HeAL) 2024 conference

21 May 2024

At the HeAL 2024 conference, we were excited to offer a sneak peek of something brand new coming later this year.

The new – upcoming – Aided Cortical test for the Interacoustics Eclipse makes it possible to objectively and reliably validate hearing aid or cochlear implant fitting in infants or patients with complex needs who cannot subjectively respond.

Clinicians can use the outcome of the test to counsel their patient’s family – offering much needed reassurance – and make informed adjustments to the hearing device settings.

The Aided Cortical module also includes the new ManU-IRU stimuli, developed by the Interacoustics Research Unit (IRU) in collaboration with Manchester University.

 

Related online training

The Interacoustics Academy have a couple of online opportunities later this year to learn more about aided cortical testing.

 

Trends in Pediatrics

On day 2 of this year’s Trends in Pediatrics, Amanda Goodhew, BSc (Hons) MSc Audiology, and Michael East, MSc Clinical Science, will discuss the importance of pediatric hearing aid validation and the options available for performing validation for different pediatric age ranges.

When? June 19, 10.00-11.30 / 16.00-17.30 CEST.

 

Getting started: Aided cortical testing

On November 19, 2024, Amanda Goodhew will host an eWorkshop on aided cortical testing. This eWorkshop will provide an introduction to aided cortical testing with a particular focus on the pediatric application of the test.

The tools available to ensure accurate testing conditions and detection of responses will be discussed, as well as how to achieve the optimum patient state and develop the most suitable testing strategy for each individual patient.

Learning objectives:

  • Explain the clinical need and benefit of aided cortical testing for the pediatric patient group
  • Describe how to prepare for and perform an aided cortical measurement
  • Determine an appropriate testing strategy for aided cortical testing based on the patient’s expected audibility

When? November 19, 10.00-11.30 / 16.00-17.30 CET.

 

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Parent and child enjoying a precious moment on their sofa. The parent is holding the child and the child is smiling and wearing a hearing aid.
Join our events to learn how aided cortical testing can play a part in life's most precious moments.

 

Related resources

[1] Visram, A. S., Stone, M. A., Purdy, S. C., Bell, S. L., Brooks, J., Bruce, I. A., Chesnaye, M. A., Dillon, H., Harte, J. M., Hudson, C. L., Laugesen, S., Morgan, R. E., O'Driscoll, M., Roberts, S. A., Roughley, A. J., Simpson, D., & Munro, K. J. (2023). Aided Cortical Auditory Evoked Potentials in Infants With Frequency-Specific Synthetic Speech Stimuli: Sensitivity, Repeatability, and Feasibility. Ear and hearing, 44(5), 1157–1172.

[2] Stone, M. A., Visram, A., Harte, J. M., & Munro, K. J. (2019). A Set of Time-and-Frequency-Localized Short-Duration Speech-Like Stimuli for Assessing Hearing-Aid Performance via Cortical Auditory-Evoked PotentialsTrends in hearing23, 2331216519885568.

Shane Seiger-Eatwell
Shane Seiger-Eatwell is a Master of Linguistics and Communication (cand.ling.merc.), having graduated from Aarhus University in 2018. He joined Interacoustics in January 2019 as a Marketing Communications Specialist.

Published: 21 May 2024
Modified: 18 June 2024

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