This project’s goal is to develop a prototype training/counseling program to simulate, in some relevant ways, a variety of real-life listening situations so that a person can experience both the benefits and limitations of their new hearing device and develop more realistic auditory rehabilitation goals and expectations.

To do this, the training program will use an interactive learning environment based on a self-directed exploration of the relationship between:

  • acoustic factors that affect hearing/sound processing
  • technological solutions and communication strategies

These aim to improve sound detection, speech comprehension, and the listening experience. The proposed training program aims to provide an alternative to the prevailing intensive learning paradigm and address several of its shortcomings.

Realistic simulations of real-life listening situations will allow the direct, structured experience that neither auditory training nor informational counseling provide.

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