The Listening Studio
A frequent complaint among people with hearing loss is that hearing aids don’t work as well when there’s a lot of background noise. The hearing aid that worked great in the test booth can become a source of frustration in a noisy restaurant. Addressing this issue, the Center for Hearing and Communication announces the launch of the Listening Studio, an innovation for people with hearing loss.
The Listening Studio is an audio and video installation acoustically designed to simulate an array of real-life listening environments. Working in this unique setting, audiologists at the Center for Hearing and Communication can provide people with the opportunity to maximize the benefit they obtain from their hearing aids. Hearing aid settings can be fine-tuned to maximize performance in real-world situations including the classroom, a noisy city street and a subway platform. In total more than 500 scenarios can be simulated to help consumers hear better at home, at school and when they’re on the go.
To learn more, read The New York Times article— A Hearing Test Made for the Big City (5/18/09).
We are grateful to Shelley and Steven Einhorn for their support and vision in helping to create this invaluable resource.