Saturday, February 17, 2018

Break the stigma of hearing loss

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

No wonder it's difficult, especially if you have hearing loss

"Hearing in noise relies on some of the fastest and most complex computations the brain has to do," says Nina Kraus, Professor of Auditory Neuroscience at Northwestern University. "...engaging in exercises for the brain strengthens the ability to hear in noise. For example, music training and intensive computerized auditory training strengthen hearing in noise by augmenting the underlying sensorimotor and cognitve mechanisms."
(The Hearing Journal, 2017)

EARS train the brain

Monday, January 29, 2018

Clues that you may have a hearing loss

According to Peter Slobin, there are five major clues that you might have a hearing loss:

1. Someone who knows you well suggests that you get your hearing checked or that "you only hear when you want to hear."
2. Even though you can hear the words, you can't understand because they sound mumbled.
3. You need the television volume turned up high.
4. You can't hear if there is background noise, as in a noisy restaurant.
5. Women's and children's voices are especially hard to hear.

There's help available.
EARs train the brain:

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Why go to an audiologist?

An article from "Audiology Today" (Nov/Dec, 2017, pg. 45) provides one answer:

"By minimizing that silent barrier of hearing loss and reconnecting patients with the outside world, hearing healthcare professionals may be able to lower a patient's odds of being diagnosed with major depressive symptoms and disorders."

If you have a hearing loss, there's help available. Ask your audiologist about clEAR Auditory Brain Training.

Ears train the brain:

Break the stigma of hearing loss