North West Branch Evening Meeting
Some things you might like to know about hearing loss and how it is corrected
Why Improved signal-to-noise ratio may not improve intelligibility
A presentation by: Prof Harvey Dillon & Dr Michael Stone
Wednesday 11 December 2019
6.00pm for 6.30pm start
Room A7 ground floor
Samuel Alexander Building
University of Manchester
Professor Harvey Dillon is an expert in the field of hearing loss, auditory processing and hearing aids. He will provide an overview of his work, answering questions including: why hearing loss interferes with speech understanding; how hearing aids are prescribed; what do hearing aids do other than amplify; who is a candidate for hearing aids, and how can people with “normal hearing” have a hearing problem?
Dr Michael Stone will give some specific insight in to his work on sound processing and auditory perception, including why improved signal-to-noise ratio may not improve intelligibility.
This talk will provide a rare opportunity to gain insight into their research, experiences and the potential future direction of research and technology.
We will go to the Outpost (Brewdog) after the event for a festive end of year drink - anyone is welcome to join. (144 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9GP)
Manchester University Campus Map: http://documents.manchester.ac.uk/DocuInfo.aspx?DocID=6507
By Train: Manchester Oxford Road station is located north of the campus. It is a 15minute walk out of the station and head south on Oxford Road to the building (reference 67) as shown on the campus map.
By Car: Please note that cars are not allowed down Oxford Road between 6am and 9pm.
The multi-storey Car Park D (Higher Chatham Car Park, Manchester M15 6ED), on the attached campus map, is accessed via Higher Cambridge Street, not Booth Street West. There are charges.
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