Wednesday, July 11, 2018

What the research shows about auditory brain training

What the research shows about auditory brain training:
Improves speech discrimination (JSLHR, 2016; 2017)
Reduces perceptual effort (Semin Hear, 2015)
Diminishes everyday listening challenges  (JSLHR, 2016)
Increases confidence for engaging in conversations (JSLHR, 2017; JAAA, 2012)
Much attention has been paid to the Johns Hopkins study that showed untreated hearing loss can hasten age-related cognitive decline (J. Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 2011).  Consequently, many patients are receptive to the notion of “exercising” their listening skills and cognitive auditory abilities.  Auditory brain training can be a key component in a comprehensive hearing healthcare plan, especially given the public’s growing awareness of the link between hearing treatment and good cognitive health.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

What people with hearing loss say about clEAR auditory brain training

Research tells us that patients benefit from and enjoy participating in auditory training programs. clEAR is an auditory brain training program that aims to teach the brain to recognize and process the important speech sounds that you want to hear, even when there is competing noise. Here are just a few of our patients' endorsements after training with clEAR:

* “I went to a wedding and was surprised at how well I heard even though the hall was noisy. The clEAR auditory training has really helped me.”
                          An experienced hearing aid user.
* “Thanks to clEAR, I don’t give up like I used to when I couldn’t understand someone. Now, I hang in there and pay attention and usually do really well.”
                          Someone who isn’t ready for hearing aids.
* “My son loves playing the clEAR games!”
                           Mother of a teenager who has hearing loss.

Interested in trying clEAR yourself? Visit our website at www. to learn more. You can also sign-up for a clEAR training session at (see also the two tabs below).

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Ears train the brain: Start with clEAR auditory brain training today.
auditory brain training benefits senior citizens

Why do I need clEAR auditory brain training?

Are hearing and listening the same thing?
Surprisingly, they are not. Hearing allows you to receive acoustic information (speech) while listening requires your brain to attend to and interpret speech. For example, once a speech signal enters your ear, your brain must rapidly process each word and hold that string of words in memory long enough to comprehend and make sense of its meaning. Not only must your brain distinguish each word from all other possible words, but it must invoke mental skills such as auditory memory, auditory attention, and auditory processing speech in order for you to engage successfully in conversation.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Power of Positive Listening Experiences, Especially if You Have Hearing Loss

Auditory training not only develops one’s listening skills, but also, auditory training often instills a sense of self-efficacy and confidence in the person who has hearing loss.  This is why clEAR auditory brain training is game-based and allows subscribers to experience about an 80% success rate as they play.  Here are comments from two clEAR users:

  • “I enjoy my practice sessions and feel that I have encouraged my brain to reach for sounds and often succeed.”  Mary, a new hearing-aid user
  • “My inclination used to be to give up when the listening got difficult.  Now, thanks to my clEAR auditory training, I pay attention and I hang in there and listen.”  Sandra, a very experienced hearing aid user

Ears Train the Brain     clEAR Auditory Brain Training

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The take-away message from the American Academy of Audiology Convention held in Nashville

My key takeaway from the AAA (American Academy of Audiology) Convention held in Nashville last week is that the role of the audiologist is evolving:

·      To include hearing-related interventions that retard the progression of age-related cognitive decline.
·      To be viewed as patients’ hearing healthcare doctor and not simply their hearing-aid provider.
·      To be experts in an array of hearing healthcare interventions, including listening therapy (i.e., auditory brain training), hearing-related counseling, and family support.

Ears Train the Brain

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

clEAR showcased at the American Academy of Audiology Convention in Nashville

A highlight at the American Academy of Audiology this week in Nashville TN will be an exhibit by the clEAR team at Booth 1604.  We will be sharing our brand new auditory brain training start-up kit with the over 5000 audiologists who will be in attendance.  The kit includes:
* The introductory postcard, which patients will receive on their first visit to an audiologist, explaining the three stages of the hearing healthcare journey (i.e., diagnostics, hearing aids, listening therapy).
* The "What is auditory brain training" brochure, which explains the critical importance of listening therapy for the new hearing aid user or for the patient who isn't yet ready for hearing aids.
* The "Getting Started" sheet, which walks patients through the simple steps of getting started with clEAR auditory training.

Ears Train the Brain:
clEAR Auditory Brain Training

What the research shows about auditory brain training

What the research shows about auditory brain training: • Improves speech discrimination (JSLHR, 2016; 2017) • Reduces perceptual ef...