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

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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.

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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.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Audiologist Patient Choice Act

Please write to your senators and urge them to support the Audiology Patient Choice Act. This legislation would allow Medicare to cover audiologists' services to seniors, including the full range of hearing and balance interventions (including auditory training). Most adults over the age of 60 years have age-related hearing loss but most do not receive adequate hearing healthcare. If you haven’t contacted your senators before, it’s easy to do. Simply google “Contact [senator’s name]” and you’ll be taken to a page where you can enter a message. Here’s a suggested message:

The Audiology Patient Choice Act, a bipartisan bill that was introduced by US Senators Elizabeth Warrant (D-Mass) and Rand Paul (R-KY) to the Senate on March 20, 2018. This bill would allow audiologists to bill Medicare for auditory rehabilitation services and would help the many senior citizens who are not receiving adequate hearing healthcare. Thank you.

The more letters that senators receive, the more likely that this important bill will pass. Ears train the brain.clEAR Auditory brain training

clEAR auditory brain training is now even more accessible to people with hearing loss!

Read about the new model in The Hearing Review!