The Case for LACE
LACE (Listening and Communication Enhancement) was developed by two audiologists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Robert Sweetow and Jennifer Henderson Sabes developed LACE specifically for older adults with hearing loss.
LACE training is conducted for 30 minutes, five days a week, for one month.
LACE training can help us to hear better in background noise. A UCSF study by Dr. Sweetow and Jennifer Henderson Sabes found that the average person improved listening skills in noise by 40% through LACE training.
The study also found improved performance on processing speed and memory. What do processing speed and memory have to do with hearing in noise? See LACE Auditory training: a key to hearing better in noise for an illustrated (and fascinating!) explanation.
There are other auditory training and brain training programs available. In my practice, I focus on the LACE program was because it was specifically designed for adults with hearing loss. This is in contrast to other brain training programs that are not designed for people with hearing loss. Or still other programs that are not specifically designed to address the changes in our brains that happen as a result of the aging process.
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