Hearing Training overview

Hearing doesn’t just occur in the ears, to be more accurate, it is in between the ears. The fact is we only understand heard information when it is processed in the brain. This ability of hearing in between the ears’ is due to a natural ageing process which has no relation to the actual ability to hear with the ears.
As the ageing process is very slow, you might only realize it because of increasing sensitivity to noise.

 

The “AudioFitness-training” addresses this ageing process and helps with your speech discrimination in many essential situations:

  • You can have relaxed conversations despite being in a noisy environment again.
  • You are able to locate information from different directions and comprehend better again.
  • You can hear well while you are on the telephone again, regardless of the noise level of your surroundings.

An increasing number of people, mostly those in their forties and above, have been complaining that they want to hear well but have difficulties in understanding, especially in nosier environments.

To Hear and Understand well, one will need more than a good pair of working ear. The hearing between the ears – the Central Auditory Processing (CAP) – must be in perfect working condition as well.

However, after the age of 25, CAP will slowly deteriorate.

 

AudioFitness Training Procedure

After a specialised consultation, you may want to have a pre-test done. The results will show you the current state of your hearing and probable problematic auditory perception issues (= training opportunities). A detailed report can be retrieved from the medical documentation system MediTOOLs®.
Over the course of 6 weeks, we will schedule with you once per week for your AudioFitness® training session at any outlet convenient for you. We will work together to set targets for your central auditory processing. And definitely, you are able to practise by yourself using the Audio.

 

 

Hearing Training (Why Hearing Aids are usually not sufficient)

Hearing doesn’t just happen in the ears, but more specifically in between the ears, in the auditory centre of the brain. Although our ears work by themselves without our control, hearing in the brain is actually a skill which we have to learn. We acquire this ability when we are young, and we become more proficient until we reach 20s or 30s. After that age range, it will slowly get worse.

A continuous flow of information coming from our ears plays a part in our brain’s ability to process sounds. It provides information for the brain and thus teaching, training and maintaining its ability to process sound information quickly and accurately.

This is vital to your ability to comprehend languages clearly and easily in both quiet and noisy places.

Healthy ears can process a wide frequency of sounds, ranging from 20Hz to 20,000Hz. However as we get older, the spectrum of sounds which our brain can process gets smaller over time.
If our ears are not working well, lesser information will be sent to our brains’ auditory centres. Hence the brain is deprived of the required input; it will thus lose its ability to process information as well as before.

 

If we do not seek treatment early, the brain’s ability to process information will get worse. It may come to a point where one experiences difficulty understanding languages clearly, especially in noisy environments.

Though hearing aids prove as a way to compensate for the hearing deficiency, they are not able to improve the brain’s ability to process sounds.

Fortunately, the AudioFitness training with the use of the AT-3000 AudioTrainer actually helps the brain to regain its ability to process sounds quickly and accurately. There are merely 8 easy tasks to learn and only takes up 15-20 minutes of one’s time each day. With daily practice, the training will regain your ability to hear clearly and accurately in both quiet and noisy environments.