I wanted to write and thank you for your program. Over the past several years I had become very discouraged as my hearing aid seemed to offer less and less benefit. My audiologist explained that as I aged, my natural cognition skills were declining and even though my physical hearing loss in my right ear had been fairly stable over time, natural declines in my ability to process and understand were largely responsible for my problems. I have been working on my listening skills using the LACE training course for several months now. I am likely nearing the end of the available sessions – have been through the 11 part training 3-4 times already, but I intend to keep using the program periodically to hone my skills. My QuickSIN score is now 0.5 dB and my hearing survey and communication confidence survey are “normal” as well. In real life, my comprehension – particularly in crowds with competing noise is much improved. Most importantly, I find it is much easier for me to understand speech. Don’t get me wrong, I still have to “work at it” – but the concentration training has really paid off for me by helping me focus better. I strongly recommend this course to anyone who is struggling with comprehension and/or distinguishing speech in crowds. For me your program has been a game changer – on par with getting my first hearing aid 32 years ago! Thank you again!
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.
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!
The LACE CD that I purchased through a local very perceptive audiologist brought back my ability to filter out background noise as I recovered from a concussion. I will never forget how it felt in my brain to relearn how to “listen to the child’s voice” among two other voices. It felt like the equivalent of getting binary vision back after losing it. It was honestly such a tremendous gift in my life.
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 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!
I just finished the first 11 sessions of LACE Auditory Training and can definitely tell a difference in my listening and hearing. My family has noticed as well. I’m very excited to be able to continue these exercises as it is definitely helping as nothing else has.