There is greater recognition of the role that sound amplification plays in improving the hearing aid wearer’s cognition and general well-being. Specific hearing aid features are also important in this process, as they can help improve the ease of understanding. In this seminar, Dr. Kuk will use a cognitive model to explain why processing delay in a hearing aid can affect the user’s overall experience with amplification.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Describe the role of auditory scene analysis in processing of sound
  2. Describe the envelope following response (EFR) 
  3. List the benefits of a more synchronized EFR


All sessions are listed in Eastern Standard Time Zone

December 8 

When: Tuesday, Dec. 8th 
Time: 1:00-12:00 PM EST 

December 9

When: Wednesday, Dec. 9th 
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM EST

December 15 

When: Tuesday, Dec. 15th
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM EST 

January 12 

When: Tuesday, Jan. 12th
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EST  
Presenter: Francis Kuk, PhD
Francis Kuk, Ph.D. received his PhD in Audiology from the University of Iowa in 1986. He has assumed a research scientist and hearing aid clinic director position at the University of Iowa department of Otolaryngology and a faculty position at the University of Illinois-Chicago. He has been active in the hearing aid industry since 1994 where he served committee roles in various industry associations and interacted with government bodies including the FDA.  He is currently the VP of Clinical Research at ORCA-USA of WS Audiology where his primary roles include clinical research, knowledge dissemination and strategic planning. He has written and presented extensively in the area of hearing aid technology and fittings with over 200 book chapters and articles (peer and non-peer reviewed). He is the editorial consultants for several major professional journals in the field of Audiology. He is also on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the American Auditory Society (AAS).