LACE Listening Program

Why I’m Doing LACE Training

A few weeks ago I attended an evening open house at a local business. The idea was to network for 45 minutes or so until it was time to listen to the featured speaker. In the lobby I filled out my name tag, grabbed a glass of white wine…

Hearing Aids, Then And Now

A look back at some of the hearing devices of the past and their modern-day counterparts.  BLARIN' WITH FLAIR Old-timey Hearing Aid: The Ear Trumpet  The first widely manufactured hearing aids were ear trumpets—those instruments…

Denver Theater Gets Serious About Hearing Accessibility

For fans of live theater, life is far richer for it, and having to do without it because of hearing loss is a sad thing. Maybe those people should consider relocating to Colorado. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is in…

Evelyn Glennie: Still Helping Us Listen

"My aim really is to teach the world to listen," says Evelyn Glennie at the opening of her wildly popular 2003 TED Talk, "How to Truly Listen." "That's my only real aim in life." Much has changed in the 12 years since the celebrated…

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…

The Promise of Here

The next big thing in listening enhancement is Here. No, really. That's the name of New York–based Doppler Labs' new in-ear listening system, consisting of two wireless earbuds and a smartphone app that lets you put an audio equalizer…

Five Good News Stories for Your Ears

June 25, 2015—Did you miss the cheers going up from the hearing impaired section of the globe? Some good news has come to light for people with hearing loss in the last six months. In case you missed it, here are five things to be…

Latino Males And Hearing Loss

The rate of hearing loss in Latino adults ages 18-74 living in the United States is on par with that of the general U.S. population—around 15%—according to new research published May 28 in the Journal of the American Medical Association Otalaryngology—Head…

Study: Hearing Loss Affects Partners, Too

If you haven't experienced it yourself, maybe you've observed it in parents or friends: the strain one person's hearing loss can put on his or her primary relationship. A new overview of the scientific literature, published in the Journal of…

The James Bond Hearing Aid

May 4, 2015—A hearing aid that reads lips? What is this, the future? Actually, it's the present. Scientists in Scotland are working on a hearing aid that has a tiny camera equipped with lip-reading software that uses facial recognition…