Struggling to Pick Out Voices in Noisy Places?
One of the most common and frustrating symptoms of hearing loss is difficulty hearing a speaker in a noisy environment. That’s especially true for people who are new to hearing aids, since hearing aids can pick up and heighten background noise along with the voices you want to hear.
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LACE’s speech comprehension software can help you train your brain to manage background noise levels, whether or not you wear a hearing aid. LACE’s Speech-in-Noise exercises strengthen your brain’s auditory processing, helping you better filter out background noise so you can focus on the voice or voices you’re listening to.
That means less frustration and more conversation — even when you’re in a noisy environment.
LACE Speech-in-Noise Training Can Help
LACE’s Speech-in-Noise tasks consist of sentences presented in the presence of several background speakers talking at the same time. You will be prompted to listen to a sentence and repeat as much of it as you understand, either aloud or silently.
You’ll then see the written form of the sentence and be asked to indicate whether you understood every word (as shown in the example screenshot).
As you improve, you’ll notice you’re able to understand the sentences in the presence of louder background noise. LACE adapts to your responses, so you’ll remain challenged through all 11 sessions.
Hear an Example of Speech-in-Noise Audio
Less Challenging Speech-in-Noise example
More Difficult Speech-in-Noise example
These examples are for demonstration purposes only. LACE adapts to your listening threshold so the exercises should never be too easy or too difficult.
QuickSIN Speech-in-Noise Test
LACE uses QuickSIN testing during training. The QuickSIN is an industry-standard hearing test that health care professionals often rely on to measure the ability of a patient to comprehend speech in noisy environments.
The QuickSIN test will challenge you with different ratios of speech to background noise, starting with a clearer voice and slowly becoming more challenging.
You’ll complete this test at multiple points during training so both you and your hearing health care professional can have an additional industry-standard measure to check against. You can see clearly how your hearing threshold stands and track your progress as you train with LACE.
Hear What Others Are Saying About LACE
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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