UCLIC Research Seminar Series

UCLIC Research Seminar 31st October: Ifat Yasin (University College London) on "Past, Present and Future: Assistive Devices for the Hearing Impaired"
Ifat Yasin, University College London

Title

UCLIC Research Seminar 31st October: Ifat Yasin (University College London) on "Past, Present and Future: Assistive Devices for the Hearing Impaired"

Abstract

The World Health Organisation (2010, 2013) has identified hearing loss as a significant global problem, not least because of the long-term effects of any untreated/unmanaged hearing loss on speech development, social integration, educational achievement and the psychological well-being of an individual. In this talk I provide a brief history of the technological development of interventions and assistive devices for the hearing impaired and focus on the potential of emerging technologies that could rapidly move this field forward in assessment, remediation and rehabilitation.

Biography

Dr. Ifat Yasin is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, University College London. She has a background in auditory psychophysics and is particularly interested in neural feedback and nonlinear systems as applied to human hearing. Characterising and modelling these systems is crucial for the understanding of auditory scene analysis and the development of accurate computational models of hearing and hearing aid design, which is currently the main focus of her research.