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4/22/2016
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While hearing loss is a serious matter, not everything we do to benefit and support our hearing needs to be so serious. Read more...
 
 
While hearing loss is a serious matter, not everything we do to benefit and support our hearing needs to be so serious.  Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard University showed that, by using a game, scientists could help enhance a person’s ability to hear soft sounds in noisy environments.  According to senior author Daniel Polley, Ph.D.:
 
“Like the children's game 'hot and cold', our game provided instantaneous auditory feedback that allowed our human and mouse subjects to hone in on the location of a hidden target.” 
Read more at https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140609153427.htm.
 
The article published in Science Daily concludes with some exciting findings:
 
“When combined with conventional assistive devices such as hearing aids or cochlear implants, 'audiogames' of the type we describe here may be able to provide the hearing impaired with an improved ability to reconnect to the auditory world. Of particular interest is the finding that brain training improved speech processing in noisy backgrounds.”
 
There are many sites and apps that you can currently access to help train your ears. Here are a couple samples we thought you might enjoy.  We encourage you to seek out and explore other such sites: 
 
https://thelisteningroom.com/ 
http://www.starkey.com/hearing-aid-use-and-care/Games
 
CaptionCall is an active advocate for people with hearing loss.  We encourage people with hearing loss to seek treatment early and to actively manage their hearing health.  Our mission is to help people with hearing loss stay socially connected for a longer, happier, healthier life!

Written by John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator