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BSHAA webinar: Advances in digital technology to enhance psychoacoustic abilities

Dr Imran Dhamani, senior audiologist at National Hearing Care in Australia, presents BSHAA's webinar on 28 March - Advances in digital technology to enhance psychoacoustic abilities

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Advances in digital technology to enhance psychoacoustic abilities for people with hearing needs
Speaker: Dr Imran Dhamani, Ph.D., senior audiologist at National Hearing Care, Cairns, QLD, Australia
  • Thursday 28 March 2019, 19:00 - 20:30 GMT
  • Free to attend for BSHAA members | £20 for guests
  • This webinar is likely to attract up to 2.5 BSHAA CPD points  (1.5 plus 1 point for recording reflections)


By participating in the webinar, you will:

  • learn about past and current trends as well as future scope of digital signal processing technology to improve listening ability in individuals with sensorineural hearing loss;
  • learn about how digital signal processing strategies can improve speech understanding in various scenarios;
  • understand the impact of sensorineural hearing loss on psychoacoustic abilities which cause listening difficulty in noisy situations.


One of the most common complaints of individuals with sensorineural hearing loss is difficulty listening to conversation in noisy backgrounds. This difficulty is not only because of the attenuation caused by the hearing loss but also the distortion caused at suprathreshold levels due to the impact of hearing dysfunction on psychoacoustic abilities.

In this webinar, Dr Imran Dhamani will briefly discuss the psychoacoustics of sensorineural hearing loss and the advances in digital signal processing strategies in present day hearing instruments, which are intended to improve these psychoacoustic abilities in individuals with sensorineural hearing loss.

The main focus of the talk will be on past and present trends in such strategies and the rationale behind them. Dr Dhamani will show you what tweaks you can make to the hearing instrument programming to make your clients hear better in different scenarios.

Whilst we have come a long way in regards to technological advances to alleviate the listening difficulties faced by such individuals, there are still a few limitations that we are yet to overcome. He will also attempt to briefly discuss some of these limitations and the future scope for improvement and advancement in technology to overcome these limitations.


Imran Dhamani

Imran is a senior audiologist with National Hearing Care in Australia. He has a BSc and MSc in speech and hearing sciences, and a Ph.D. in Audiology. He has served as a Clinical Coach for Australian Hearing and also was an Associate Lecturer at Macquarie University in Sydney.

Within his various roles, Imran has been involved in basic and applied clinical research along with scientific publications in peer reviewed journals. He has taught courses in speech perception, psychoacoustics, electro-physiology, and clinical audiology to graduate students in audiology. He has been a mentor and has trained graduate students in clinical practice. His research interests include psychoacoustics of hearing, applications of digital signal processing technology in hearing aids and cochlear implants as well as auditory processing disorders.


Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Thu 28 Mar 2019
  • Wed 27 Mar 2019
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