Our LACE Redesign is Live!

Our LACE Redesign is Live!

Making LACE more visually engaging was one of the top feature requests in our 2020 survey of Hearing Professionals and LACE users. We took that feedback and spent the last several months completely redesigning the look and feel of LACE. It’s now more modern, aesthetically pleasing, and offers enhanced visual feedback throughout the training. We…

Your Brain’s Creative Response to Hearing Loss

Your Brain’s Creative Response to Hearing Loss

Our understanding of the human brain is always changing much like the brain itself, which is constantly forming new pathways in the phenomenon known as neuroplasticity. Now we know that the brain responds to even slight diminishment in sensory perception. New research is suggesting that the brain actually reorganizes itself in response to the loss of…

Independent study of the effectiveness of LACE
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Independent study of the effectiveness of LACE

A recent independent study of the effectiveness of LACE training has been published in the journal, Cerebral Cortex (Song, et al, 2011). In this study, the authors describe behavioral improvements on speech in noise measures, and, for the first time, changes in neurophysiologic responses in participants that completed the LACE training. More about the study:Participants…

A LACE Member Shares Tips

A LACE Member Shares Tips

We recently received a letter from LACE user Jim Kurfess. Jim, 84, used hearing aids successfully for more than two decades before encountering severe deterioration in hearing and listening comprehension. Since then, Jim has made two helpful discoveries: a way of using LACE to demonstrate his difficulties to a dubious spouse, and a simple but…

10 Tips on Communication for the Hard of Hearing

10 Tips on Communication for the Hard of Hearing

When you’re hard of hearing, day-to-day communication can be difficult, and group activities can be downright exhausting. Here are some tips from the audiology specialists at LACE on making conversation easier. 1. Position yourself about 3 to 5 feet from the person you are talking with. The loudness of sound fades rapidly as it travels, so the…

Listen Up! There’s Hope for the Hard-of-Hearing.

Listen Up! There’s Hope for the Hard-of-Hearing.

The statistics on hearing loss in America are pretty grim. It’s the #3 health issue for older adults, after arthritis and heart disease. It can lead to depression and mental decline, and it has major implications for quality of life. Fortunately, humans are rational creatures who do sensible things to improve their circumstances, right? Not…