SAC Audiology Event Webcast: Hearables and In-Ear Technologies Roadmap Unveiled: Can We End Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Workers? (2021)

Jérémie Voix, MS, M.A.Sc, PhD, P. Eng.
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This webcast is eligible for 1.25 SAC CEEs (Category A).

Presented by Jérémie Voix, MS, M.A.Sc, PhD, P. Eng.

At this age of Internet of Things (IoT), wearables are now everywhere, eventually now reaching our ear canals. The research team from the “NSERC-EERS Industrial Research Chair in In-Ear Technologies (CRITIAS)” led by Professor Jérémie Voix has been actively developing various in-ear technologies designed to complement the human ear: from “smart” hearing protection against industrial noise, to advanced communication systems, to hearing health monitoring devices using otoacoustic emission to in-ear Brain Computer Interface. In addition, more fundamental research has been conducted, namely, the micro-harvesting of electrical energy from inside the ear canal to power future auditory wearables. Recent research and developments, from CRITIAS and labs around the world, will be presented to the Speech-Language & Audiology Canada community and may encourage a different view on the human ear and modern hearing protection!

Learning Objectives:

• Identify the available types of hearing protection devices and describe their respective advantages and disadvantages.
• Explain the benefits of digital hearing protectors and evaluate the pros and cons of the various possible features for workers.
• Enumerate the various in-ear functionalities currently being developed and assess their impact in the field of audiology.


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