Periodically, during, and at the conclusion of each exercise, training is briefly interrupted with a differently colored screen. On this screen is a “helpful hint” conveying aural rehabilitation or interactive communication information. Subjects are also provided with a supplemental materials booklet and are instructed that if a “helpful hint” is found to be of particular interest, more information can be reviewed in the supplemental packet at the end of the training session. In subsequent versions of software, LACE will provide this supplemental information on the computer screen at the completion of the 30-minute training session. Interactive Communication (IC) strategies include, but are not limited to, topics such as managing the acoustical environment, assertive listening skills and communication strategies, care and maintenance of hearing aids, assistive listening devices, and realistic expectations.
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LACE encouraged me to try harder and as a result I learned where my weaknesses are and how to help strengthen those weaknesses. The program is easy to use and does not take a lot of time each day so you don’t mind following through with the training. I think I am a better listener now.
I found the program very useful and noticed a marked improvement in my listening over time. I also experienced a leap in confidence in all my social listening. I also noticed that I often did not understand the first time something was played but that it became easier with repetition. I liked being able to playback what I heard and found this very helpful as things began to become clearer the more I listened.
I completed the training and I am very happy with the results. I feel so inspired, and grateful to understand the process of learning to hear with the brain. Thank you, The LACE Company, for giving me back my Youth and Joy of enjoying my many lectures, family, friends and group meetings.
Thanks for the opportunity to get practice and feedback in improving my ability to hear! I have been in a number of situations since I began my training that I am sure I would not have been able to understand what was going on before I had the training!
Thanks so much for this great program! I feel that many of the tasks have assisted me in learning to actively listen to those speakers around me no matter what the listening environment presents. LACE is an extremely effective way to increase one’s listening skills over time!
I have had a hearing loss since birth, but it was only detected at the age of 45. The LACE program has taught me the importance of paying attention and helping to block out background noises. I would highly recommend it!
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