Many of our patients ask about hearing aid-type devices they see at drug stores for less than a hundred dollars. Most of those items are called Personal Sound Amplification Products, PSAPs, and are not to be confused with Hearing Aids. Sometimes they look like a Bluetooth headset, an earphone or even look like a hearing aid but they function much differently. Read Full Article
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Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed “Jack’s Bill” into law on Monday January 15 to require private insurance companies to cover the cost of children’s hearing aids. Find out more about this exciting new legislation.
Auditory training can be defined as formal listening activities whose goal is to optimize the activity of speech perception (Dr. Arthur Boothroyd). It is based on an assumption that listeners often need help in dealing with the speech perception deficits that remain after auditory function has been optimized through an appropriate hearing aid selection process.
Auditory training can be an integral part of the successful use of hearing aids and the LACE program may suit all of your aural rehabilitation needs. LACE stands for Listening And Communication Enhancement and the program was developed to engage the adult hearing-impaired person with listening issues. Many hearing aid users need additional support to enhance their communication as much as possible and auditory training may be the answer.
LACE training is interactive and adaptive, always presenting tasks that are challenging and the training gives immediate feedback to maximize perceptual learning. It’s a fun way to train your brain! LACE can be downloaded onto any computer where you, the user participates in 20 sessions lasting 30 minutes each, or 10 sessions lasting 30 minutes each, when using the DVD. The program includes tasks that target speech in degraded situations, cognitive tasks, and interactive communication strategies. After completing the program, LACE will have provided new listening strategies, more confidence in difficult listening situations, and will have addressed cognitive changes characteristic of the aging process.
For more information, contact one of our audiologists.
Protect Your Hearing! “Turn it to the Left”
Encourage a friend or family member to get their hearing tested. Whether it’s for a baseline test or a retest to monitor the stability of your current hearing status, be smart. Get your hearing tested!
We are very proud to announce that Kristie Jo Goerndt received her hearing aid dispenser’s license from the State of Georgia. This allows Kristie to independently provide hearing aid services to our patients in the Buckhead office location. Congratulations, Kristie!
ACA wishes to share how the Lyric hearing device is “put together”. This captures the magnitude of the technology.
Our ACA Lyric patients express their individual experiences with the Lyric extended wear hearing device. Each patient addresses not only the hearing benefit but also how this hearing device makes them feel. This video was created as part of a psychological study to show how Lyric compares to other hearing devices from a psycho social perspective.