Buenaventura IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology

Next Generation of Medical Devices for the Hearing Impaired
Dr. Sigfrid Soli

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 7 PM
CLU - Richter Hall, Ahmanson Science Building

Sigfrid Soli, Ph.D., is Vice President, Technology Transfer, and Head, Department of Human Communication Sciences and Devices at the House Ear Institute. Dr. Soli’s laboratory develops and evaluates hearing diagnostics, procedures, and devices for individuals for hearing impairment. Dr. Soli was previously a member of the research staff of the Biosciences Laboratory, 3M Company, where he developed cochlear implant and hearing aid technologies. He was also on the faculty of the Department of Psychology, University of Maryland before his work at 3M. He is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, and a previous Chair of the Speech Communication Technical Committee of that Society. His published research and patents are in the area of speech communication, and the effects of hearing impairment on speech communication. He has served as consultant to the National Institutes of Health and to several private industries on issues related to the design, development, and evaluation of diagnostics and prosthetic devices for hearing impaired individuals.

Sigfrid D. Soli, Ph.D.
Vice President, Technology Transfer
Head, Department of Human Communication Sciences and Devices

Dr. Soli received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Minnesota. He and his staff have recently developed a state-of-the-art diagnostic test procedure, the Hearing In Noise Test or HINT, to measure functional hearing ability. This HEI research team is also developing other test procedures for screening applicants and incumbents in hearing-critical jobs.

Meeting Site: California Lutheran University Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center,
Second Floor, rooms 253/254, 130 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks, CA.
Meetings are free, and open to the public
Dinner: Available at 6 p.m. for $12 payable at the door, no RSVP needed.
Parking: Parking is free outside of the Gilbert Sports Center
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