LACE stands for Listening And Communication Enhancement, and was developed to provide auditory training for anyone with a listening issue.
LACE will provide new listening strategies, build confidence in difficult listening situations and address cognitive changes characteristics as we get older.
LACE is an interactive home-study computer or DVD course that enables you to increase your listening skills by up to 45%
Whether you wear hearing instruments, are just acquiring them or simply wanting to improve your listening skills, LACE training will help you get the most out of the sounds around you.
We don't really hear in our ears; we hear in our brain. Hearing aids can help a person detect softer sounds, but they don't necessarily provide good listening skills.
Even people with normal hearing can be poor listeners. Good listening skills are one of the essential components in effective communication.
Other components include rapid thought processing, auditory memory, use of language skills, and interactive strategies. Additionally, the confidence that what you thought you heard was what was actually spoken is vital.
These abilities can be damaged both by hearing loss and by the natural aging process. LACE is designed to enhance the ability to communicate by training the brain to best utilize these skills.
LACE is available for Windows 7, XP, Vista and Apple OSX 10.4 or newer computer systems and on most home DVD players.
If you would like further information please contact the Oxford Hearing Centre on 01865 861861 or by email at [email protected]