Beyond Hearing Aids

Beyond Hearing Aids


LACE (Listening and Communication Enhancement) rehabilitation is an interactive computerized aural program that has helped thousands of people increase their listening skills by up to 40%. So how does it work? 

First you must make the distinction that hearing and listening are not the same thing. People with good hearing can have poor listening skills. This is because we don’t really hear with our ears; we 
hear with our brains. While hearing aids are designed to allow people to detect softer sounds, they don’t necessarily make people better listeners. Like we said, listening is complex. Hearing aids play the role of helping absorb and organize sounds. Then the brain must sort through and make sense of these sounds.

Both aging or hearing loss can affect the brain’s ability to process various sounds. That is where LACE rehabilitation comes in. Just as physical therapy can help rebuild muscles and adjust movements to compensate for physical weakness or injury, LACE can develop skills and strategies to help compensate for situations when hearing is more difficult. In essence, LACE has been designed to enhance your ability to communicate by helping to train your brain how to utilize these skills.

Strong listening skills is an essential component in effective communication. Not only does it allow people to hear what is going on around them in their day-to-day lives, but it connects the dots so they can make sense of it all. This tool is invaluable to have in social settings. 

The testing for this treatment is administered by our doctors of audiology who take their time to inform you about each step and answer any questions you may have. If becoming a better listener is important to you, or you are interested in learning more, please contact us today!
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