When the Grateful Dead called him to consult, Robert Sweetow, director of audiology for the UCSF Medical Center, wasn’t prepared for the level of technical expertise he’d encounter in the world of rock ‘n’ roll.
“It blows away my equipment,” Sweetow says of his first visit to Ultrasound, the band’s sound company. “We think we have state-of-the-art equipment, but our equipment is archaic compared to the equipment these guys are working with. And what was amazing was the knowledge. You know, I have a Ph.D. in audiology, and the knowledge these guys have about sound is better than mine, I thought.”
Clinical Trial Results, Whitepapers, Publications
The case for LACE
“…recent discoveries in neuroscience suggest that training may enhance auditory skills and even bring about changes in the central auditory system…”
The Need for and Development of LACE
“Auditory training has long been advocated to enhance communication but has never been time or cost-effective” …until now.
Variables predicting outcomes“Results from a large study of adults who completed a randomized crossover study of LACE”
Hear from others
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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