The HearApp is an iOS auditory training program designed to be used by children and adults. It is the perfect exercise plan for people with hearing loss looking to achieve optimal hearing. Rooted in research and praised by users and audiologists, the app is fun, effective, affordable, and easy to use at home or in the clinic.
Your Personal Hearing Coach
The Hear App takes users through a series of auditory exercises. Users practice identifying and discriminating words and phrases in quiet and with background noise. Visual prompts, repetition, and other listening helpers provide support along the way. Bookmarks save current practice results for the next listening session.
Training Significantly Improves Phoneme Perception
In initial tests of kids and adults with profound to severe hearing loss, just 3 hours of training with HearApp (ten 20-minute sessions) resulted in significant improvement in their phoneme perception test scores on speech targets in nearly every case.
Hearing is a Brain Issue That Can Improve with Training
Science and research support the efficacy of computer-based auditory training programs such as the HearApp that
- address individual needs and provide opportunities for growth by evaluating the listener’s strengths and weaknesses, placing the listener at an appropriate level, providing consistent, systematic practice with helpers where necessary and moving the listener to more challenging listening tasks
- provide practice in a meaningful context using aspects of spoken communication, such as receptive and expressive language, turn-taking and speech
- provide clear, salient auditory information with repeated opportunities for exposure and systematic practice so the hearing brain can grow and change
- incorporate the hierarchy of hearing skills—detection and discrimination of sounds, followed by the recognition and understanding of sounds in words, phrases, sentences and conversations
- provide practice where visual information is withheld or diminished and speech sounds are heard in a variety of listening environments (in quiet and in noise) to strengthen the auditory sense