ARC 2019: Nothing Stays Still: Physical and attentional movement as essential components of listening and of future hearing aids (0.1 CEUs/Tier 1)
Recorded On: 03/27/2019
Nothing Stays Still: Physical and attentional movement as essential components of listening and of future hearing aids
Presented by Graham Naylor, PhD
Director, Hearing Sciences - Scottish Section, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, UK
- Describe recent research into dynamic aspects of listening behavior.
- Interpret experimental data on movement in communication situations.
- Discuss opportunities for improved future hearing devices based on knowledge of attentional dynamics.
For decades, research into listening and development of hearing devices has been almost exclusively based on static situations. In the real world, motion is more usual, and people’s attention is often in flux. Acknowledging this and understanding the essential role of movement, we can open up huge opportunities for advancing hearing device performance by exploiting natural behavior.
Dr. Naylor is Director of the Scottish Section of the Hearing Sciences group at the University of Nottingham, UK. He leads the section's research programme in the areas of hearing disability and hearing aids, with projects seeking to understand real-life auditory behavior, improve methods of assessing disability and intervention benefit, and propose innovative solutions for hearing problems. Prior to 2015, he worked for over twenty years in research in the hearing-aid industry, including 13 years as Director of Oticon's Eriksholm Research Centre. Whilst there, he directed numerous research projects which have impacted the wider field of hearing-aid R&D.