Phonak Pediatric Fittings
Phonak and research for children
Enormous progress has been made in pediatric audiology in recent years including: early identification, hearing instrument technology, strategies for hearing instrument fitting and speech/language acquisition. Phonak initiates and extensively promotes pediatric research. We also support the continuing education of pediatric hearingcare professionals by regularly publishing new, practical information from the foremost experts in the field.
Phonak Pediatric Advisory Board: Support of research projects
In 1998, Phonak AG initiated a sponsorship program for research projects looking into areas relevant for fitting children with hearing instruments. The Phonak Pediatric Advisory Board is a group of independent specialists headed by Professor Richard Seewald, University of Western Ontario, Canada. All board members are prominent pediatric audiologists who work with Phonak on a range of pediatric issues offering advice and expertise.
A Sound Foundation Through Early Amplification
In October 1998 the first international conference “A Sound Foundation Through Early Amplification” took place in Chicago. The proceedings of this conference edited by Prof. Richard Seewald, Canada are now available from local Phonak companies and distributors worldwide. The book covers all aspects of pediatric hearing instrument fitting and habilitation and offers a timely insight into procedures and protocols for the professional.
Go to download individual chapters of the 1998 proceedings.
After the overwhelming success of the first conference, the second international conference was held in Chicago in 2001. This conference focussed on maximizing the use of residual hearing in infants through provision of early amplification.
Go to download individual chapters of the 2001 proceedings.