At our April meeting, MontCo member Chris Doig spoke about Multiple Microphone hearing assistance systems. The topic deals with one of the most frustrating situations for those of us with hearing loss; listening to a number of people in a noisy environment. There are a number of remote microphones available, and they can help to hear one person, but they don’t work well for more than one.
She brought examples of several multi-mike systems. It was clear that extending hearing assistance beyond a single remote microphone involves a considerable increase in complexity and cost, but the results may be worth it. There were seventeen in attendance.
Chris is a recent graduate of the N-CHATT program of the the HLAA national office, and has extensive experience with hearing assistance technology. Her presentation is derived from that program. Her PowerPoint file contains many references and links to equipment suppliers. It is available on request to firstname.lastname@example.org
For our May 7 meeting, Dr. Judith Curtin will speak about psychological aspects of hearing loss. She a faculty member at West Chester University, an audiologist and speech pathologist, with broad experience with many aspects of hearing loss.
There will be CART for her presentation, and the loop system will be used.
As always, visitors are welcome.
June 4: A panel of audiology students from Salus University
July 15: HLAA picnic at Fort Washington State Park.